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There are Black people in the world that have done accomplishments and had to struggle Jean-Michel Basquiat was a great artist He had to have a beginning to all of this If not how did this all start What did He do to start all of his art work in his life Thats what I am here for to tell you a report on Jean-Michel Basquiat Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22 1960 in Brooklyn New York His father Gerard Basquiat was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti and his mother Matilde was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican parents During the years as child he created drawings inspired by comic books and television cartoons His mother who often took him to local art museums nurtured his early interest in art In May 1968 a car hit Basquiat He suffered a broken arm and his spleen had to be removed In 1977 Basquiat along with friend Al Diaz begins spray painting puzzling designs on subway trains and around lower Manhattan and signing them with the name SAMO Same Old Shit Accomplishments In December 1978 The Village Voice published an article about the SAMO writings While working on the SAMO project which ended in 1979 Basquiat sold hand-painted postcards and T-shirts to make money Basquiats art was publicly exhibited for the first time in the 1980 Times Square Show Art critics responded positively to Basquiats debut and in May of 1981 after being included in several group shows he had his first solo exhibition in Modena Italy His first one-man show in the United States took place in March of 1982 at the Annina Nosei Gallery Basquiat has lots of art accomplishments He did lot of painting that were so bizarre Struggles Jean-Michel Basquiat moved out of his parents house for good Basquiat was staying in a studio He was living in a room that had only two pieces of furniture He also had problem doing drugs
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