SAMO is deAD

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.

SAMO© Graffiti Shot by Henry Flynt Circa 1979

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.

Basquiat was born 12-22-1960

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.


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