Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist who rose to fame as part of the enigmatic graffiti duo, SAMO, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s. He is known for his neo-expressionist paintings that were mostly themed on ‘suggestive dichotomies’.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on 22 December, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the second of four children to Gerard Basquiat and Matilda Andrades. His elder brother, Max died shortly before his birth. He also had two younger sisters, Lisane (born 1964) and Jeanine ( born 1967).