Basquiat!

At first glance, Basquiat may seem like another overrated artist, unworthy of the veneration accorded to him. I felt that way at first, and while I liked the artist, I thought his art was juvenile. To me, this was just another case of “Emperor’s new clothes”; people liking something just because the cool kids said it was cool.

Over time, I have come to appreciate his work and see the beauty in the madness of his art. The more I look at his work now, the more I like them. Mona Lisa, Riding with Death, Head of a Madman, Fallen Angel are just a few of my favourite Basquiats. Basquiat’s use of colour, shapes and lines give birth to a distinct style that makes a Basquiat easily identifiable.

All the pictures in the gallery are screenshots from Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, a documentary about his life.  Watch it here

2 thoughts on “Basquiat!

  1. «At first glance, Basquiat may seem like another overrated artist, unworthy of the veneration accorded to him. I felt that way at first,…»

    I also felt that way at first and I still feel the same way about his art, today. Basquiat has to be the biggest joke in modern art history and the perfect proof that you don’t necessarily need to have talent in order to succeed and gain fame in the art world. All you need is hype.

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