BASQUIAT - THE RADIANT CHILD
I remember being up very early in the morning, around 4am, watching this documantery on PBS. That was in earlier in 2011. That fall semester I enrolled at a local community college and took an acting class as part of my Individual Studies program. As part of that class we had to do a presentation on any contemporary artist who inspired us. I chose Basquiat.
While doing the research for the presentation, I fell in love. I was already enamored with this artist after watching his documentary. But to be able to put together my own body of work paying homage to and telling the life story of Jean Michel Basquiat - I was hooked. The art, the story, the spirit - all brilliant. To this day, Basquiat remains one of my favorite artists.