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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Playing Up the Bad Boy Mystique

Clip: Season 12 | 46s

With success came celebrity, which both defined and overwhelmed Basquiat. During his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and later became best friends with Andy Warhol.

Aired: 04/12/11

Expired: 02/07/12

Rating: TV-PG

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