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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump, 1982, Acrylic, oilstick, and spray paint on canvas, 240 x 420.5 cm, courtesy, The Brant Foundation,


He was the cream that rose to the top of New York's Lower East Side art movement in the late 1970s. His work, a unique mash up of childlike awe ala Picasso and street smarts, caught the attention of people like Warhol who fueled his Icarus-like ascension into the stratosphere.

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