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Al Diaz

Al Díaz is best known for his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat and collaboration on SAMO(c)..., a well-known graffiti project appearing in lower Manhattan from 1978 to 1980. The tag and text slogans became known quickly on the streets and in the local newspaper media because of their wit and sardonic humor. Since Basquiat's rise to fame, the SAMO(c)... legend has become a globally recognized graffito and has been celebrated as cutting social commentary throughout contemporary art history....See more