(1960 – 1988) FTIgallery.com showcases works from Famous POP, Urban and Contemporary Artist like Jean-Michel Basquiat who was born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. A self-taught artist, he first attracted attention for his graffiti under the name “SAMO” in New York City. He collaborated with Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s, which resulted in a show of their work. His rise coincided with the emergence of a new art movement, Neo-Expressionism, ushering in a wave of new, young and experimental artists. On his own, Basquiat continued to exhibit around the country and the world. In 1986 at 25-year-old he exhibited nearly 60 paintings at the Kestner-Gesellschaft Gallery in Hanover, Germany—becoming the youngest artist to ever showcase his work there. Basquiat died of a drug overdose on August 12, 1988, in New York City. He was 27 years old. Jean-Michel Basquiat has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience in the elite art world.