Sunday, 14 June 2009


Jean-Michel Basquiat is a painter and a street poet (graffiti-maker) from the 80's in New York. His father was an haitian accountant and his mother was a puerto rican graphical designer.
He has done a lot of paintings. He started as a grafitti-maker in the streets of Brooklyn , writing short poems in the walls, and selling his drawings, which he used to call 'poor art', in restaurants. He tries to express the primitivism and dissatifcaction of the streets.
What I like of him is that his gesture is like a child's drawing.
He is not the best. Is there 'a best'? I don't think so. Because there isn't an absolute cannon today. The relation with art isn't objective.

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