After all these years, I’m still captivated by Jean-Michel Basquiat, both his work and his persona. Here’s an interview with him from 1983.
This is a recent documentary about my longtime obsession, Jean Michel Basquiat, made by his friend Tamra Davis, who knew him well enough to film him at the time working and in conversation. Footage of Jean Michel Basquiat is, sadly, rather rare, so I savour every second of this documentary. Check out the trailer, some [...]
Brooklyn-born and based, Jean-Michel Basquiat was the first African American artist to be feted internationally for his dynamic and exciting street-art style, which mixed elements of inner-city graffiti with vibrant figurative modernism.
Unbeknown to many, the tragically brilliant American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who set the art world alight with his neo-expressionist work before dying of an overdose in 1988, also produced a hip hop track of some note, collaborating with fellow graffiti artist Rammellzee under the mindful direction of the legendary Fab 5 Freddy. The resulting track, [...]