Painting With The Girls 157
May 5, 2016.
Day 157 (209 days to go)
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was an American painter who became well known for his graffiti in the lower East Side of Manhattan. He used the signature SAMO, short for, “same old shit”.
He used the subject of social commentary in his paintings focusing on subjects such as poverty and segregation.
He became an instant celebrity in the art world and died at age twenty-eight of a drug overdose.