• SAMO: The Origins of Jean-Michel Basquiat

    From Paolo Parisi's Graphic Biography of a New York Legend

    The following is from BASQUIAT, Paolo Parisi’s graphic biography of 1980s New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, tracing his arc from teenage street-art legend SAMO to international superstar to tragic, sudden death. Click each image to enlarge.

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    BASQUIAT by Paolo Parisi is out now via Laurence King Publishing.

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    Paolo Parisi
    Paolo Parisi is an Italian illustrator and cartoonist. He has previously written and illustrated graphic novels on the lives of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.





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