Mythical NY artist Basquiat at Beyeler in Basel

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was the New York artist of meteoric fame who befriended Warhol and Madonna and died in 1988 of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. For the 50th year of his birth, the Beyeler Foundation in Basel pays tribute to the shooting star and his riotous and incandescent art. A complex artist in a league of his own, his paintings now reach unimaginable prices.

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