"I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is." - Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) .
Jean-Michel Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art movements had coalesced. By the 1980s, he was exhibiting his neo-expressionist paintings in galleries and museums internationally.
Basquiat's art focused on "suggestive dichotomies", such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique.
Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a "springboard to deeper truths about the individual", as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism, while his poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle. He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at age 27.
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22nd Dec 2017
The Glory Hoes present The Sound Of Music (1965)
Dec 29th Friday
She's a novice nun, he's an ex-naval officer with 7 kids! There are
curtains, there are songs, there are puppets, and then, oh no! Nazis!
Join us early for a dinner of our favourite things! Stay after for
dancing dancing dancing!
The Glory Hoes are: @beccadbus, @prashant_s and me. We work with the glorious people of @theprojectorsg and @intermissionbarsg