Portrait of an Artist 4: Jean-Michel Basquiat

July 11, 2014


I had actually never heard of the name until I watched the documentary “The Universe of Keith Haring” where he was briefly mentioned, then it led me to the movie “Basquiat” and the documentary “Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.”  just last year.  It was from there I came exposed to the whole new world of street art and Neo-Expressionism.  Until then I only limited myself to Impressionism and Modernism ala Picasso, who undoubtedly inspired the whole new generation of modern and contemporary artists, among them, of course, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Korean American artist David Choe is quite a character.  Originally a street artist who wandered the streets of Los Angeles spraying images of giant buck-toothed whale (which is now his trademark) he now has a track record of many artistic accomplishments where he takes the crudely termed ‘dirty-style’ to the max (you’ll know what I …

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