Jean-Michel Basquiat Rank
About Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American painter, poet and musician who achieved notoriety during the late 1970s as part of the graffiti duo SAMO that spray painted graffiti on buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. After the demise of SAMO, he gained further recognition exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries across the globe. In the mid-1980s, he collaborated with pop artist Andy Warhol on several paintings. After Warhol's death in 1987, he became depressed and isolated. He died the following year at the age of 27 of a heroin overdose.
He was the second of four children born to Matilda Andrades and Gerard Basquiat. His father kicked him out of his house after he dropped out of high school.
In addition to his fluency in English, he was also very fluent in French and Spanish.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Rank
Famous quotes by Jean-Michel Basquiat
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.Jean-Michel Basquiat
I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.Jean-Michel Basquiat
I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people.Jean-Michel Basquiat
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.Jean-Michel Basquiat
F.A.Q. about Jean-Michel Basquiat
When is his birthday?
Jean-Michel Basquiat's birthday is on December 22, 1960.
In how many days is his birthday?
Jean-Michel's birthday is in 66 days
How old was Jean-Michel when he died?
He was 27 years old.
When did he die?
He died in August 12, 1988.
How old would he be today?
Jean-Michel Basquiat would be 60 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Jean-Michel from?
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..
Jean-Michel Basquiat's Popularity
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a famous American painter and poet, who was born on December 22, 1960. As a person born on this date, Jean-Michel Basquiat is listed in our database as the 13th most popular celebrity for the day (December 22) and the 30th most popular for the year (1960).
People born on December 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the 383rd most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Jean-Michel Basquiat's birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat is the 3404th most famous American and ranks 41st in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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