Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 1960 – August was an American He began as an obscure graffiti artist in New York City in the late and evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the
Malcolm X."Detroit Red" as he was originally know, despite being born in the Lansing area, was a tremendous orator, and a crucial figure in the "Black Power" movement, more so than the Civil Rights Era.
Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat had an affair briefly. I'm not sure which of them I envy more. Basquiat was a brilliant artist, but Madonna and I were both Catholic school girls, and everyone knows they're the craziest in bed.