THE ARTS
Steptoe, Javaka

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

(1) K-3 The art world first took note of Jean-Michel Basquiat's graffiti in the late 1970s. He earned a large following and several art shows but was often discouraged by racism. Steptoe's style, similar to Basquiat's with its vivid palette and use of found objects, provides a close impression of the painter's work. Appended notes provide additional information about Basquiat's life and art. Bib.

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