Basquiat was born 12-22-1960Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010
We almost forgot to mention this, but today Jean-Michel Basquiat would have been 50, being born on December 22, 1960. Of course we all know he died of the young age of 27 of a heroin overdose, and his legendary and influential fine art and work on the streets under the moniker "SAMO."
With writing his own epitaph on the street with "SAMO is Dead," to Downtown 81, to his band Gray, to Neo-Expressionism, to Gagosian, to Haring, to Warhol, to Mary Boone, to Julian Schnabel, to Radiant Child, the legacy goes on and on . . .