Dive into the world of Jean-Michel Basquiat through this TED Ed introduction to his life and art.

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Category: listening, reading, writing, discussion

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“I like kids’ work more than work by real artists any day.”

Jean-Michel Basquiat was the first street artist to cross over into the art world. Find out about his “chaotic brilliance” in the video above.

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For a short biography and to see a selection of Basquiat’s art-work visit artnet

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