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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Arts

I just received a few pictures from a friend who painted 3 - 18"x24" oil pastel and paint on paper what he refers to as his "Basquiat" studies.  If anyone is interested in these pictures for purchase please let me know.  My email is or reach me via Twitter @SteveKeegan10

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist.  He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into a Neo-expressionist painter during the 1980s.

Basquiat's career began in the late 1970's and emerged fully in the 1980's.  Andy Warhol gave his career a boost through collaboration on several projects.  He battled substance abuse and died in 1988 at the age of 27.

A movie based on his life was released in 1996, seven years after his death titled Basquiat it was directed by Julian Schnabel, with actor Jeffrey Wright playing Basquiat. David Bowie played the part of Andy Warhol.

Looks like a good flick, I gotta check it out.

Till next time...

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