Description Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960-August 12, 1988) was a Haitian-American artist. Basquiat first achieved notoriety as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti group who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s he was exhibiting his Neo-expressionist and Primitivist paintings in galleries and museums internationally, but he died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in 1988.
Otis Porritt, Cape Cod Member Since February 2014 Artist Statement The Griffin Passant Streetwork is a unique kind of design work, and artwork. It encompasses many different levels of popular culture,music, movies, television, art and current events. Inspired by the everyday and the everywhere of life on Earth. Trying to bridge the gap between the mundane and the extraordinary.