Jean-Michel Basquiat (PH 480K)

0 12 Sep '13
Jean-Michel Basquiat (PH 480K)


One of the most celebrated painters/poets during the boombox’s golden age – 1970s-1980s – Jean-Michel Basquiat always enjoyed music during his meteoric rise to the top of the international art world. Whether sharing Ravel, Bird, or Eno, JMB couldn’t live without his radio in the studio or on the street, beach, or plane.


The images in this post are from the excellent documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

The boombox he’s drawing with on the beach is similar to the Sanyo M2422. Does anyone know the exact model?

The Fisher PH 480K was created in 1981 – over 30 years ago – and its creators are still unknown and unsung. We want to change that.

  • Year Fisher introduced PH 480K: 1981
  • Current age of creators: 65-75 yrs.

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