Do You Know About Basquiat? A Celebrity Quiz!

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Do You Know About Basquiat? A Celebrity Quiz!

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. He began as an obscure graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the 1980s. Take this quiz to learn more about his life and art. You will find out the correct answers when you complete the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1976, Basquiat and fellow street artist Al Diaz began creating graffiti in Lower Manhattan under what pseudonym?
    • A. 

      BAAD

    • B. 

      SAMO

    • C. 

      DIBA

  • 2. 
    Basquiat appeared in a rock video called Rapture, performed by Blondie. What character did Basquiat play in the video?
    • A. 

      Himself

    • B. 

      A Dancer

    • C. 

      A Night Club Disc Jockey

  • 3. 
    Basquiat often painted in a particular expensive outfit and then would wear the paint-splattered ensembles to public appearances. Describe the type of clothing.
    • A. 

      Armani suits

    • B. 

      Tuxedos

    • C. 

      Jos. A. Banks

  • 4. 
    On February 10, 1985, Basquiat appeared on the cover of what magazine, in a feature entitled "New Art, New Money: The Marketing of an American Artist"?
    • A. 

      The L Magazine

    • B. 

      NY Arts Magazine

    • C. 

      The New York Times

  • 5. 
    What is the name of this piece by Basquiat?
    • A. 

      Fade to Black

    • B. 

      Untitled (History of the Black People)

    • C. 

      The Black Parade

  • 6. 
    For much of his work, Jean-Michel frequently used a certain book for visual reference.  What book was it?
    • A. 

      Gray's Anatomy

    • B. 

      What is Gray?

    • C. 

      The Picture of Gray

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