Jean-Michel-Basquiat:-The-Radiant-Child

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in his Great Jones Street studio, in front of a piss painting of himself by Andy Warhol. The canvas had been covered in the copper paint and urine was applied. The urine reacts with the copper paint to create oxidation, then Basquiat’s image was silk-screened onto the canvas.

Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi, 1987.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat with the weight of the world on his shoulders photographed by Christopher Makos on May 29, 1984.