Jean-Michel Basquiat

1960 (New York) – 1988 (New York)

Haring and Basquiat knew each other through the downtown New York graffiti movement. Basquiat collaborated on a series of paintings with Warhol, one of his idols: after an initial 3-way collaboration had been orchestrated, also involving Clemente, the two continued working and partying together in a close if strained relationship. Schnabel knew Basquiat as new presences on the New York art scene, and after his death from a speedball overdose, made a film about him.

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