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Because without Basquiat, there’d be no graffiti. Without Basquiat, there’d be no Banksy. Get it? ARTISTb. 1960 – 1988 Eight short years. That’s how long it took Jean-Michel Basquiat to secure his legacy as an art world prodigy. He died at the age of 27 from a heroin overdose, leaving behind paintings, drawings and notebooks, many of which explored themes of counterculture American punk, the urban plight of the African diaspora, improvisational jazz music and the vagaries of fame during the Ronald Reagan-era 1980s. Born to a Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat dropped out of high school and...

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