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From the Ted Talk by Jordana Moore Saggese: The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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In less than a decade, Basquiat made thousands of paintings and drawings- along with sculpture, fragments of poetry and misuc. His output accelerated alongside his moeeitrc rise to fame, but his life and work were cut tragically short when he died from a drug overdose at the age of 27. After his death, Basquiat’s work only increased in value- but the energy and flair of his pieces have ieptmacd much more than their ficaiannl worth. Today, his influence swlirs around us in music, poetry, fsoihan and film- and his art retains the power to shock, inspire, and get under our skin.

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In less than a decade, Basquiat made thousands of paintings and drawings- along with sculpture, fragments of poetry and _____. His output accelerated alongside his ________ rise to fame, but his life and work were cut tragically short when he died from a drug overdose at the age of 27. After his death, Basquiat’s work only increased in value- but the energy and flair of his pieces have ________ much more than their _________ worth. Today, his influence ______ around us in music, poetry, _______ and film- and his art retains the power to shock, inspire, and get under our skin.

Solution

  1. fashion
  2. financial
  3. music
  4. impacted
  5. swirls
  6. meteoric

Original Text

In less than a decade, Basquiat made thousands of paintings and drawings- along with sculpture, fragments of poetry and music. His output accelerated alongside his meteoric rise to fame, but his life and work were cut tragically short when he died from a drug overdose at the age of 27. After his death, Basquiat’s work only increased in value- but the energy and flair of his pieces have impacted much more than their financial worth. Today, his influence swirls around us in music, poetry, fashion and film- and his art retains the power to shock, inspire, and get under our skin.

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