The Unique Hairstyles of Jean-Michel Basquiat – Design You Trust — Design Daily Since 2007

The Unique Hairstyles of Jean-Michel Basquiat


Jean-Michel Basquiat had a professional career that lasted just nine years, but in that time he managed to make himself one of the most significant painters of the 20th century and an enduring cultural icon.



Basquiat was a bundle of contradictions; he made art from the streets, yet his work appeared in galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe. He was among the first black artists to be internationally acclaimed, but was completely unschooled and nontraditional in his methods.


The painter epitomized cool with his confident and nonchalant aura, his eccentric wardrobe, and of course, his hair. Basquiat’s hair went through many different stages throughout his professional career, but aside from the time he spent as SAMO, all his hairstyles follow more or less the same silhouette: The faux dreadlock that somehow suspends itself straight up in the air.

Here below is a small set of amazing photos that shows unique hairstyles of Jean-Michel Basquiat through the years.










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