Street Art // Tuesday, April 09, 2013
“SAMO IS DEAD” by the prolific and legendary New York artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, painted sometime in the early ‘80s.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 13, 2011
Back in 1979, photographer Henry Flynt extensively documented the graffiti work of SAMO, the young teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat. Flynt's photographs go beyond simply capturing the work, but gasp their energy and significance as poetic vandalism scrawled and integrated into the urban environment.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 22, 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, but his legendary and influential fine art and work on the streets under the moniker "SAMO" has been well-documented and preserved.