Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of …
Basquiat lived from 1983 to 1988 at 57 Great Jones in downtown Manhattan, where he died. A plaque dedicating his life was placed on July 13, 2016, by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
Basquiat drawing of the supportive art critic Rene Ricard, Untitled (Axe/Rene), 1984