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The Samo Graffiti / Flynt, Henry ; Basquiat JM., 1991

Identifier: CC-10803-11013

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Scope and Contents

This exhibition documented the photographs of Samo graffiti which appeared in lower Manhatten in 1977-1978. Subsequently it became known that they were the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Al Diaz. The premise of these slogans/poems was that Samo was a brand name drug which provided salvation to those who would take it. This catalogue also mentions that Flynt's work is in the collection of Ruth & Marvin Sackner. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1991



0 See container summary (12 stapled pages) ; 28 x 21.6 x .1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

filing cabinet

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991.


Published: New York : Emily Harvey Gallery. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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