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Witness - Jean-Michel Basquiat

In the early 1980s a young black graffiti artist took the New York art world by storm. His paintings were selling for huge sums but he would die before the end of the decade.

In the early 1980s a young black graffiti artist took the New York art world by storm. Soon, his paintings were selling for huge sums but he would die before the decade was out. Hear from Patti Astor who knew him in his heyday. Photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat painting titled "Dustheads" sold at Christies in NY for over $48 million in 2013 (AP/Christie"s)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 8:50AM Mon, 17 Feb 2014
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:50AM Mon, 17 Feb 2014
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  • Duration 11 minutes

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