The Anatomy of A Love Affair With Jean-Michel Basquiat

December 17, 2014 2:20 PM

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The Anatomy of A Love Affair With Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat ran away from home at the age of 15, seeking shelter in NYC's Washington Square Park until he was legally forced to return home. He later dropped out of high school and was then kicked out of his father's house. IMAGE: "Orange Sports Figure", which Sotheby's claims shows Jean-Michel Basquiat 's invisible ink signature when seen under ultraviolet light. Basquiat signed relatively few of his canvases, but the auction house said ultraviolet light revealed the artist's name and the date 1982 beneath the layers of paint. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)

By the age of 11, Basquiat could fluently speak, write and read in three languages -- Spanish, French and English. IMAGE: A man looks at 'The field next to the other Road' while visiting the American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat's exhibition, on October 19, 2010 at the Modern Arts museum in Paris. (...

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