“27 Club” – Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Born December 22, 1960 – Died August 12, 1988
American Artist

“27 Club” – Basquiat and Andy Warhol


In 1980, Basquiat starred in O’Brien’s independent film Downtown 81, originally titled New York Beat. That same year, Basquiat met Andy Warhol at a restaurant. Basquiat presented to Warhol samples of his work, and Warhol was stunned by Basquiat’s “mystique and allure.”


The two artists later collaborated. Downtown 81featured some of Gray’s recordings on its soundtrack.

“27 Club” – Jean-Michel Basquiat – Note

By 1986, Basquiat was a successful artist in this period, but his growing heroin addiction began to interfere with his personal relationships.

Despite an attempt at sobriety during a trip to Maui, Hawaii, he died on August 12, 1988, of a heroin overdose at his art studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood.

He was 27 years old.

“27 Club” – Jean-Michel Basquiat – “Untitled”

On May 18, 2017, at a Sotheby’s auction, Basquiat’s 1982 painting, also “Untitled” (created with oil stick and spray paint and depicting a skull), set a new record high for any U.S. artist at auction.


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