The Graffiti Master

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The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local students.

Layla Davidson

By Layla Davidson

Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1960-1988 was an artist. It took eight years to secure his legacy as an art prodigy.

At the age of 27, he died due to a heroin overdose. He left behind paintings, drawings and notebooks.

He dropped out of school and became a graffiti artist in Soho and Manhattan, New York.

At first glance his best-known pieces seemed to be primitive looking. However, they were complex and sophisticated. To say the least, without Jean-Michel Basquiat there would be no graffiti.

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Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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