Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988): Graffiti Artist (SAMO) and Neo-Expressionist & Primitivist Painter

Basquiat, King brand, 1983

(Above: Basquiat, King Brand, 1983)

“Basquiat’s strength was in his ability to merge imagery from the streets, newspapers and TV with the spiritualism of his Haitian heritage, injecting both into an intuitive understanding of the language of painting”

-Jeffrey Deitch, Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (