Jean-Michel Basquiat

1960 - 1988

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Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskja]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an Afro-Latino Nuyorican artist of Puerto Rican and Haitian descent who rose to success during the 1980s as part of the Neo-expressionism movement. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, a graffiti duo alongside his high school friend, Al Diaz, who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the early 1980s, his paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Michel Basquiat has received more than 10,652,865 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jean-Michel Basquiat is the 36th most popular artist (down from 34th in 2019), the 1,687th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,516th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Artist.

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Among artists, Jean-Michel Basquiat ranks 36 out of 77Before him are Edward Burne-Jones, Méret Oppenheim, Barnett Newman, Ai Weiwei, John Heartfield, and Jeff Koons. After him are Louis Comfort Tiffany, Theo Jansen, Herbert Bayer, Marcel Janco, James Montgomery Flagg, and Hermann Nitsch.

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Among people born in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat ranks 42Before him are Damon Hill, Nena, John F. Kennedy Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Stanley Tucci. After him are Khaled, Steve Vai, Daryl Hannah, Jeremy Clarkson, Fayez al-Sarraj, and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Among people deceased in 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat ranks 40Before him are Henryk Szeryng, Hermann Graf, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Christina Onassis, Farida of Egypt, and Richard S. Castellano. After him are Willem Drees, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Ana Aslan, Karl August Wittfogel, Isamu Noguchi, and John Carradine.

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Among people born in United States, Jean-Michel Basquiat ranks 1,687 out of 15,968Before him are Joan Rivers (1933), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Lester Young (1909), Annie Oakley (1860), Stonewall Jackson (1824), and Buddy Guy (1936). After him are Sondra Locke (1944), Melinda Gates (1964), Isaac Hayes (1942), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), Arthur Ashe (1943), and Don Rosa (1951).

Among ARTISTS In United States

Among artists born in United States, Jean-Michel Basquiat ranks 6Before him are Andy Warhol (1928), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), Keith Haring (1958), Barnett Newman (1905), and Jeff Koons (1955). After him are Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), James Montgomery Flagg (1877), Judy Chicago (1939), Vito Acconci (1940), Robert Indiana (1928), and Gilbert Baker (1951).