Jean Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat's pieces of art merge conceptual, gestural, figurative and political art in a multicultural perspective. The art is aggressive and rapid, yet thoughtful and literate, and it displays relevant subjects that are rich in reference and allusion. His metaphorical images juxtaposed with text create a distinct visual language. Basquiat's artwork has inspired collections from Valentino, Reebok and Uniqlo.
Basquiat and the public.
The simple and naive style of Basquiat speaks to people emotions and to kids collective imagination. His drawings are full of energy and whilst they are highly appreciated by adults, they also impress kids, thanks to their immediacy. His works of art are very introspective and reflect the artist feelings and opinions towards various subjects, such as consumerism, racism, but also music, graffiti and fashion. Basquiat art is a metaphor of the challenge of facing everyday's life bravely.