Jean-Michel Basquiat Jean-Michel Basquiat gained popularity, first as a graffiti artist in New York City, and then as a successful Neo-expressionist artist. Basquiat’s paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices.
Mark Rothko Light Over Deep 1965 “I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.