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Jean Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)

Jean Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He died on August 12, 1988 in Brooklyn. See full bio »

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 1981 Downtown 81 (writer: "Palabras Con Ritmo", "Drum Mode")
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 2000 The Family Man (thanks - as Jean-Michel Basquiat)
 1983 Style Wars (TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
 1981 Downtown 81 (film dedicated to)
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 2011 Gray: Live at the New Museum (Documentary)
 2009 Con Artist (Documentary)
 2005 TV Party (Video documentary)
 2005 Blondie: Video Hits (Video short)
Himself (segment "Rapture")
 2002 Blondie: Greatest Video Hits (Video)
Himself (segment "Rapture")
 1981 Downtown 81
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 2010 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Documentary)
 2008 The Universe of Keith Haring (Documentary)
Himself (uncredited)
 2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1990 Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Blondie's video "Rapture".

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean-Michel Basquiat


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 most stylish men of the past 50 years. See more »

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