• Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Gerard Basquiat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and his mother, Matilde was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican parents. Early on, Basquiat displayed a proficiency in art which was encouraged by his mother. In 1977, Basquiat, along with friend Al Diaz begins spray painting cryptic aphorisms on subway trains and around lower Manhattan and signing them with the name SAMO© (Same Old Shit). “SAMO© as an end to mindwash religion, nowhere politics, and bogus philosophy,” “SAMO© saves idiots,” “Plush safe he think; SAMO©.”

  • Fernando Botero

    Born 1932 in Medellín, Colombia, Botero is most known for his paintings and sculptures of inflated human and animal shapes.

  • Brian Clarke

    Clarke is a painter who has most notably worked in stained glass.

  • Dan Colen

    Born 1979 in Leonia, New Jersey, Colen is an artist based in New York. His work consists of painted sculptures appropriating low-cultural ephemera, graffiti-inspired paintings of text executed in paint and installations.

  • George Condo

    Born 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire, Condo works in the medium of painting and sculpture.

  • Damien Hirst

    Born 1965 in Bristol, United Kindom, Hirst is a British artist and probably the most famous of the group that has been dubbed “Young British Artists.”

  • Thomas Hoepker

    Born 1936 in Munich, Germany, Hoepker is a photographer and member of Magnum Photos. He is known for reportage and stylish color photo features.

  • Sean Landers

    Born 1962 in Palmer, Massachusetts, Landers is a contemporary artist in New York. He is known for paintings with a central painted picture surrounded by text.

  • Enoc Perez

    Born 1967 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is the son of a prominent art critic. He has maintained his belief in the importance of the aesthetics and pleasure in his paintings. Perez is known for painting sensuous nudes, still lifes, tropical resorts and architectural icons.

  • Richard Prince

    Born 1949 in the Panama Canal Zone, Prince is best known for his deadpan recycling of magazine and newspaper images that range through the highs and lows of popular culture.

  • David Salle

    Born 1952 in Norman, Oklahoma, Salle is a painter who combined the human figure with abstract forms in many of his works, presenting disturbing meditations on our modern existence.

  • Piotr Uklanski

    Born 1968 in Warsaw, Poland, Uklanski has constructed a diverse body of work that exploits many types of media (sculpture, photography, collage, performance and film) as it promiscuously absorbs cultural references.

  • Andy Warhol

    Born 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Warhol was a painter, printmaker, filmmaker and a leading figure in the Pop Art movement.