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Today In History We Honor Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Underlying Jean-Michel Basquiat’s sense of himself as an artist was his innate capacity to function as something like an oracle, distilling his perceptions of the outside world down to their essence and in turn, projecting them outward through his creative acts.” via basquiat.com

“Believe it or not, I can actually draw.” Jean-Michel Basquiat

(photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat by Jerome Schlomoff)

- CARTER Magazine

Today In History We Honor Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Underlying Jean-Michel Basquiat’s sense of himself as an artist was his innate capacity to function as something like an oracle, distilling his perceptions of the outside world down to their essence and in turn, projecting them outward through his creative acts.” via basquiat.com

“Believe it or not, I can actually draw.” Jean-Michel Basquiat

(photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat by Jerome Schlomoff)

- CARTER Magazine

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They’re just racist, most of these people… They went and said my father was an accountant for a fast-food chain. And they talk about graffiti endlessly, which I don’t really consider myself to be a graffiti artist, you know? So they have this image of me: wild man running - you know, wild monkey man, whatever the fuck they think. - Jean Michel Basquiat

(photographs by Jerome Schlomoff, 1988)