Sunday, August 12, 2018

A new mural to mark the 30th anniversary of Basquiat's death

[Photo by Curt Hoppe]

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Jean-Michel Basquiat's death.

To mark this occasion, his friend and SAMO© collaborator, Albert Diaz, along with Adrian Wilson, created a mural outside 57 Great Jones Street near the Bowery, where Basquiat lived and worked at the time of his death. Basquiat was 27.

The mural reads: "I didn’t sign up to be used as a face for name brand crap."

In July 2016, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation, in partnership with Two Boots Pizza, unveiled a commemorative plaque outside the building ... marking the site of Basquiat's home and studio from 1983 to 1988...

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