CL REMEMBERS: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT 25 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH..
An undistinguished graffiti artist in New York City during the late ’70s, Jean-Michel Basquiat evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the ’80s. You may have seen his brazen art of robotic figures and sharp colors plastered in movie scenes or magazine pages that pay homage to the Haitian-American artist, or heard his distinguished last name referenced in music by the likes of 2Pac, Jay Z, Kanye West, J. Cole and Danny Brown.
Basquiat was known to have focused on stark divisions, such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. His artwork encompassed …
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