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Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat GreenJournal

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Jean-Michel Basquiat GreenJournal

Jean-Michel Basquiat's raw and colorful graffiti style artwork is reproduced here on this environmentally-friendly journal.

Our GreenJournals are soft-covered journals printed with soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper. 120 lined pages.

  • Sewn binding.
  • Protective paper or plastic belly band.
  • Measures 6 x 8 in.

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      Jean-Michel Basquiat

      A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

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