More Basquiat.

17 Apr

Here is another piece by Basquiat titled, ‘1960’ this is again a seemingly basic image which on first glance appears to be nothing, the image is infact a self portrait of Basquiat with his birthday above him. Basquiat was African- American, he has used a darker colour to illustrate himself, this could be a reference to his skin tone as in other imagery he has created figures using exagerated colour however I feel that the use of colour here could represent him at a much darker time in his life, maybe he was feeling empty and hollow, or going through a darker period of his life the year of his birth a reminiscent of an easier time of his life as a child. This is further backed up by Basquiat isolated within the composition, centred and alone with no colour surrounding him.Image

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