- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL’ BAH’-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches.

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” will run at the Brooklyn Museum from April 3 through Aug. 23.

It’ll feature 160 unbound notebook pages and 30 related paintings, drawings and mixed media works.

The material comes from private collections and the Brooklyn-born artist’s estate.

Basquiat had his start on the streets of New York. His first public exhibition was in 1980. One of his paintings sold at auction for $23.7 million last year.

The notebooks come from the collection of Larry Warsh. He previously served as a member of the Basquiat authentication committee.

Basquiat died in 1988 of a drug overdose at age 27.

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