• 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.



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

    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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