Saturday, January 23, 2010

Thinking of Haiti: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled (Quality), 1983
Oil paintstick and ink on paper, 19.5x15.5 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's father, Gerard Basquiat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and his mother, Matilde was born in Brooklyn of Puerto Rican parents

Trailer for Julian Schnabel's inspired film on the life and art of Basquiat. Jeffrey Wright's performance is amazing.


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