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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat is a highly influential artist who emerged on the New York art scene in the late 1970s. He is known for his raw, expressive paintings and drawings, which tackle a range of themes including race, class, and social justice, and he is considered one of the leading figures of the Neo-Expressionist movement. He is established as one of the most in-demand artists of all time by art collectors and art investors. His work, characterised by its raw energy, powerful social commentary, and distinctive use of language and symbols, is inspired by a range of sources, including African American history, hip-hop culture, and the punk rock scene. Basquiat’s iconic style, combining elements of graffiti and primitive art, has had a profound impact on the art world and continues to inspire new generations of artists and art lovers. Despite his short life, Basquiat’s legacy is far-reaching, and his works are held in numerous prestigious collections around the world. He remains one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century.

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