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Contemporary Art - Jean Michel Basquiat

Basquiat painted “The Death of Michael Stewart” on a wall of Keith Haring’s studio in NoHo in 1983. In 1985, Haring cut out a portion of drywall and his friend Sam Havadtoy added a frame befitting a masterpiece. Basquiat told friends that he identified with Stewart, the immobile figure at center: it could have been any black man in the wrong place.

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