POWERFUL STORY Martin: “What’s your name young man?” Sam: “Sam Smith. I’m not the singer, I’m the homeless poet... I have a weird backstory. I’m talking’ about I was left at the hospital the day I was born, put into foster care, foster care closed down, foster parents adopted me, foster parents were abusive." .
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist who rode high in the eighties New York Art Scene. His career in art began on the streets as a graffiti artist. Under the pseudonym SAMO he’d leave political-poetical messages impregnated on city walls… ‘Plush safe he think’… ‘SAMO as an alternative to the bourgeois.’