Jean-Michel Basquiat Rise to Fame and Fortune

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					Jean-Michel Basquiat: Rise
   to Fame and Fortune




        By Derrick Au
      Early Life of Basquiat
 Born on December 22nd 1960
 Encouraged to pursue art related
  activities by his mother
 He quit school at age 17 to pair up
  with his friend, Al Diaz
 They painted graffiti all over lower
  Manhattan buildings and subway
  cars with their logo: SAMO
        Art Periods of Basquiat
   From 1980-1982,
    Basquiat became
    obsessed with topics
    dealing with:
     Mortality
     His street existence

   Paintings of skulls
           Art Periods of Basquiat
                 (continued)
   From 1982 and 1985,
    Basquiat turns his
    focus to his black and
    hispanic identity
       Contemporary black
        figures
       events
         Art Periods of Basquiat
               (continued)
   From 1986 to 1988,
    Basquiat displays a
    collage of imagery
    using different
    symbols and contents
       Basquiat and Warhol
 His works sold for thousands of dollars in
  Europe
 However, there was little demand of his work in
  New York
 In 1983, he became friends with Andy Warhol
Basquiat and Warhol (continued)

 Basquiat quickly rose to fame by being
  part of Warhol’s clique
 Collaborated with Warhol on some his art
  projects
 Basquiat lived an extravagant lifestyle and
  one of his addiction was drugs
 He died from a drug overdose in 1988 at
  the age of 27
        Basquiat on the Internet
   Useful information about Basquiat can be found
    on:
       http://www.english.emory.edu/Bahri/Basquiat.html
       http://www.johnseed.com/basquiat.html
   Image Archives
       http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/basquiat_jean-
        michel.html
       http://www.artchive.com/artchive/ftptoc/basquiat_ext
        .html
                 CREDITS
   All work is created and presented by
    Derrick Au

   Thank you for your time and interest.

				
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