The dA-Zed guide to Jean-Michel Basquiat
He shook up the 80s and gave a jolt of life to the galleries of New York – we round up everything you need to know about the art-scene supernova
Text Dominique Sisley
Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiatvia vulture.com
Poet, painter and post-punk prodigy – Jean-Michel Basquiat shook up the 80s with his own kind of kamikaze creativity. The Brooklyn-born graffiti artist turned art-scene supernova honed his neo-expressionist style in a world still hooked on conceptualism, and brought a much needed jolt of life back into galleries everywhere.