|"Melting Point Of Water" by Jean Michel Basquiat. what is the melting point of water? do i really have to spell it out for you?|
now, i dont mean that as a way to sensationalize anything, but when i was looking thru pictures of his art earlier today, i couldnt help notice the signs and symbols that kept popping up in his paintings. it seems my man SAMO was up on the NWO. which strikes me because a lot of times, he's reflected on as a weirdo artist type who did a lot of drugs. he is a heralded artist, im not trying to say that he hasnt recieved the accolades he deserves, but there is little to no mention of this type of reflection in his work. and as i looked thru more and more of it, his collection of works are OVERTLY political and very conscious and aware of the nature of the power structure of the world.
for me, Basquiat means a lot because he's a graffiti writer. he has helped open these gallery doors to more graffiti artists seeking to make a living at what they love most. so this rediscovery this morning gave me even more reasons to respect an artist that i already admired. look closely, and tell me if u see what im talking about... and salute one of our own...
|"Jackson" by Jean Michel Basquiat. an ode to the man that made the first stand against the Central Bank in this country. coincidence?|
|"Liberty" by Jean Michel Basquiat. this one suggests a lot of things, all captioned in the color of blood...|
|"Price Of Gasoline In The Third World" by Jean Michele Basquiat. the title says it all...|