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Jean-Michel Basquait: Turning Street Energy Into High Art

Clip: Season 12 | 1m 21s

Basquiat had a special talent for taking "street energies" and making them into high art. 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

Rating: TV-PG

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