Note the dates, friends; dead – most sadly – at age 28 , after creating a sensation like no other in the Art World.
Basquiat’s paintings always give me a rush of adrenalin that makes my eyes open wide.
This is a young man’s painting, no doubt of that. And – seeing it, I cannot help but question, as I always do when I think of someone cut down in the beauty of their youth, what wonders they might have accomplished had they lived into old age; what changes they might have undergone – like Matisse, and Picasso…
Bird On Money by Jean-Michel Basquiat