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ID: 500093239
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500093239

 
Record Type: Person
Basquiat, Jean-Michel (American painter and sculptor, 1960-1988)

Note: American painter and draftsman rapidly rose to fame in the 1980s with his graffiti and more conventional paintings on canvas and paper. While still unknown, he would spray paint cryptic phrases on buildings under the name 'Samo'. Basquiat's paintings and drawings were influenced by commercial art and popular imagery. He frequently used textual elements in his work that provided social commentary based on stereotypical black images and events. In 1983 he met Andy Warhol, with whom he collaborated. Basquiat died of a drug overdose in 1988. American artist.

Names:
Basquiat, Jean-Michel (preferred,V,index,LC)
Jean-Michel Basquiat (V,display)
Basquiat, Jean Michel (V)
Samo (V)
Jean Michel Basquiat (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
sculptor
draftsman
musician

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
colleague of ....  Rammellzee  
......................  (American multimedia artist, 1960-2010) [500061289]
worked with ....  Warhol, Andy  
....................  (American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, 1928-1987) [500006031]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Basquiat, Jean-Michel (I)

Biographies:
(American painter and sculptor, 1960-1988) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American painter, 1960-1988) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, 1960-1988) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, 1960-1988) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1960-1988) ..... [AVERY]
(American painter, 1960-1988) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1960-1988) ..... [GRL]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1960-1988) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Basquiat, Jean Michel ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...........................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Basquiat, Jean-Michel ........ [CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
.............................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.............................................  Gendron, Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club (2002) 309
.............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 March 2003
.............................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 85819387
.............................................  Riemschneider and Grosenick, Art at the Turn of the Millennium (1999) 62
.............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Jean-Michel Basquiat ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
...........................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
...........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
...........................................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Jean Michel Basquiat ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.........................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Samo ........ [VP]
...........  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Art Index (1929-) v.36
....................  ARTbibliographies Modern (1969-) 21/1
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Castagno, American Artists Signatures and Monograms (1990)
....................  Clark Art Institute Library
....................  Economist 5/12 (1989)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85819387
....................  Gendron, Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club (2002) 309
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 17 March 2003
....................  Guide to Exhibited Artists: North American Painters (1985)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  International Directory of Exhibiting Artists (1982-) 1983
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85819387
....................  Riemschneider and Grosenick, Art at the Turn of the Millennium (1999) 62
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Basquiat, Jean-Michel." Accessed 09/19/03
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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