Jean Michel Basquiat
When it comes to street art and graffiti art Jean Michel Basquiat is the father of it. All artist after him owe some of their style and flair to the template that Basquiat set forth. He was mythical in stature and his work still is relevant in today's art scene. Basquiat has seen somewhat of a resurgence in his legend in recent memory. It seems as if more people have been craving art, and one of the most recognizable of the names is Basquiat. Basquiat's work was gorgeous violent, disturbing, confusing, complex and brilliant all rolled in one.