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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988) was an American artist born in Brooklyn in New York.

His mother was a Puerto Rican and his father of Haitian origin.

He had started as a street artist painting graffiti art and then he became a very popular and sucessful avant-garde artist.

His style was very original - nervous, fierce and energetic.

He was a close friend of Andy Warhol, and the two made a number of collaborative works.

Basquiat became addicted to heroin, and died of an overdose[?].

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