Kino, Carol
March 1993
Modern Painters;Spring93, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p72
The article profiles the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti writer who became famous for his stick figure and slogan-filled paintings in the U.S. during the 1980s. It includes an in-depth analysis of Basquiat's career as an artist that is indicative of pop-style success during the period, as well as a discussion on his death by overdose that reinvented him as a cautionary symbol of the excesses of the 1980s.


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