Jean Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn in 1960. The year 5 pupils discovered “his Mom inspired him to do art as she liked to sketch fashion designs. As a child, he created abstract designs to show his feelings. Basquiat was from a multi-cultural background so had lots of different views that influenced his work. He created art that he called neo-expressionism. He created his work on canvas and paper but also material found on the streets such as glass windows, doors and rubber. One of his paintings sold for $10.5 million.”