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BASQUIAT

Original Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Original Dimensions: 24”x 20”

In 1981, Rene Ricard—poet/art critic—wrote an essay for Art Forum about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The essay holds up at the go-to piece about Basquiat. Here are two short excerpts from that piece:

“An object of art is an honest way of making a living, and this is much a different idea from the fancier notion that art is a scam and a ripoff. The bourgeoisie have, after all, made it a scam. But you could never explain to someone who uses God's gift to enslave that you have used God's gift to be free. . . .

I'm always amazed by how people come up with things. Like Jean-Michel [Basquiat]. How did he come up with those words he puts all over everything? Their aggressively handmade look fits his peculiarly political sensibility. He seems to have become the gutter and his world view very much that of the downtrodden and dispossessed.”

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” by Rene Ricard / ArtForum 1981

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Original Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Original Dimensions: 24”x 20”

In 1981, Rene Ricard—poet/art critic—wrote an essay for Art Forum about the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The essay holds up at the go-to piece about Basquiat. Here are two short excerpts from that piece:

“An object of art is an honest way of making a living, and this is much a different idea from the fancier notion that art is a scam and a ripoff. The bourgeoisie have, after all, made it a scam. But you could never explain to someone who uses God's gift to enslave that you have used God's gift to be free. . . .

I'm always amazed by how people come up with things. Like Jean-Michel [Basquiat]. How did he come up with those words he puts all over everything? Their aggressively handmade look fits his peculiarly political sensibility. He seems to have become the gutter and his world view very much that of the downtrodden and dispossessed.”

“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” by Rene Ricard / ArtForum 1981

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