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The artistic life of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Brandon Allen

Brandon Allen tells the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat – a Brooklyn-born painter who was one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists of his generation. His graffiti-inspired style was evidence of his intelligence and a testament to poetic justice. Despite his lack of formal training, his art contained immense depth. His complex painting style, teeming with bursts of colorful imagery and controversial writings, entranced the New York art scene.

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