Nov 4, 2013
There are really no words to describe this Artist. He is an influence on everyone working in abstraction and the imagination and honesty in his work is stunning. I think about his legacy every time I paint.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. He first attracted attention for his graffiti under the name “SAMO” in New York City. He sold sweatshirts and postcards featuring his artwork on the streets before his painting career took off. He collaborated with Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s, which resulted in a show of their work. Basquiat died on August 12, 1988, in New York City.
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Tags: Andy Warhol, Brooklyn, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, New York, New York City, SAMO, United States
Arnold Hayes has been an Artist and Technologist for over 20 years. He is the creator and owner of Tymestamp.com. Tymestamp is a time capsule of events captured in art using the mediums of Acrylic, Watercolor, Charcoal, and Digital fused onto High Quality Aluminum Metal Prints. Through his Artwork he incorporates elements of Abstract Expressionism and Modern Abstract to create a Contemporary Technological look. Using internet technologies, he embeds in the artwork stories for future generations to explore and decipher.
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