By PIERRE FRANCILLION, AUG, 2008
On the 12th of August 25 years ago a great artist and good friend died . His name was Jean Michel Basquiat. My personal nickname for him was “German Shepherd”. He always thought that it would be a great title for a self portrait. When he died I went through a death also, it seems to be a common thread amongst those he was close too. He was a presence with an incredible synchronicity, it surprised those who did not know him how he seemed to get things right at the wrong moments. Personally, it was a thrill to me whenever these events occurred. We shared this in common. Here are a few pics from the get together amongst those were close to him, all were some of his closest friends.
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Pierre Francillon is a photographer and writer in New York.