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little people, big dreams: jean-michel basquiat

Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight and recovering from an accident in bed, his mother gave him a copy ofGray's Anatomy, which sparked his interest in the human form. As a teenager, he gained recognition as part of the graffito duo SAMO that spray-painted cryptic messages and images around the landscape of Manhattan's Lower East Side. He eventually made his way to the New York gallery scene and on to international acclaim. This moving book featuresstylish and quirky illustrations andextra facts at the back, including abiographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant artist's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

  • Hardback
  • 32 pages

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