Off The Wall: Jean-Michael Basquiat

Jean-Michael Basquiat— A tireless revolutionary wrapped in the beauty, pitfalls, and splendor of a continuous uphill battle with self, society, and the painful truths entangled in his storytelling. Once an anynymous New York street painter whose political prose took form in passionate pastel colors and paintings that placed power on the bodies of buildings across the five burroughs–Basquiat blazed a trail of colorful questions, created to challenge the status quo and expand the creative and cultural lens to see beyond the blasphemy this nation’s inheritance have performed toward the God of it’s world–LOVE.  Love is the root of Power. And the young genius guided the mortal masses on a powerful pictoral journey that now lasts an eternity–making heaven his canvas in a fight to paint the perfect picture of his life on Earth.  

“I start a picture, then I finish it. I don’t think about art whie I work. I try to think about Life”Basquiat

As his career spanned only a short decade, the Hispanic-African American artist ranks rightfully among the best artists of his generation. Subway walls, galleries, and city streets were all witness to the work of a magnificent talent. Known for his expressionist art–notably including text in his pieces–Basquiat often brought an Avant Garde approach to a collection of classical painters, including the great Leonardo Da Vinci.

Born in Brooklyn New York in 1960, he fell victim to an untimely death from a heroine overdose on August 12, 1988.

He was 27 years old.

#PEEP The Basquiat Presentation & Pics:

#LEGENDARY #HISTORY

— @allthingsmitch

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