Freitag, 15. Februar 2019

Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2019

5 Facts About Jean-Michel Basquiat #basquiat #graffiti #newyork #streetart

1. Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on 22 December 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Gérard, was born in Port au Prince, Haiti, and his mother Matilde was a New York-native of Puerto Rican descent. In this multicultural home, the artist grew up speaking Spanish, French and English.

 2. Basquiat became a junior member of the Brooklyn Museum, his favorite museum, at the age of six.

 3. At eight-years-old, Basquiat was hit by a car while playing in the street and suffered a broken arm and severe internal injuries.

 4. His father threw him out of the house when he dropped out of school at the age of seventeen. The teenager scraped by – selling sweatshirts and postcards marked with his drawings,

 5. It was his graffiti tag “SAMO” (shorthand for “same old shit”) that first drew public attention. Basquiat created “SAMO” with his friend Al Diaz while the pair were in high school and the tag,which often featured the copyright symbol, cropped up on buildings throughout lower Manhattan and Brooklyn between 1977 and 1980.

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Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019

Computer Love - Zapp

Stok La Rock fresh in 2019!