Jean-Michel Basquiat Profiled in The Guardian

September 5th, 2017

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sweet Pungent (1984-85), final price £4,433,750 via SothebysAs the Barbican prepares a major exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Guardian looks back at the artist, his career, and his early death. “I knew when I met him that he was beyond the normal,” says musician and film-maker Michael Holman. “Jean-Michel had his faults, he was mischievous, he had certain things about him that could be called amoral, but setting that aside, he had something that I’m sure he had from the moment he was born. It was like he was born fully realized, a realized being.”

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