Known as a poetical graffiti artist, painter, musician, cultural icon, and the unintentional style icon, Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most influential artists of the modern art period.
Basquiat’s first love was graffiti. While he was growing up in Brooklyn, NY he created several graffiti and signing them with the anagram SAMO, which stands for “Same Old Shit” Samo became a huge deal! He was only 19 years old when he first attracted attention for his art and mesmerized the art world with his genius.
This self-taught Neo-Expressionist’s aesthetic and his unique art language were the fusion of various symbols, scientific figures, political themes, and a lot of animals.
In This Case, Devil, Versus Medici... Today, his works are among the most expensive artworks of the world, sold in hundreds of millions of dollars. And he still inspires young contemporary artists...