EW Staff
August 30, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

His early celebrity (he came to prominence in the late ’70s before he was 20) and his early death (from a drug overdose in 1988 when he was 27) will always threaten to overshadow Jean Michel Basquiat’s art. The energetic, maniacal drawings reproduced in Basquiat Drawings display a talent eager to encompass all of culture — from wall art to Alexander Pope — in the blink of an eye. A

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