Weekly artist series: Week 6 Part 1 A LIST OF MUSTS #Basquiat #arttherapy

Week 6 Part 1 JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist.  He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into a Neo-expressionist painter during the 1980s.[source].

I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.

This week we dive into the delicious and therapeutic world of studying Basquiat.  At least, I find it therapeutic.

Today, we do a series of MUSTS [note how I don’t write should.  I don’t like that word.  With must, I’m implying encouragement, enthusiasm, research]:

MUST READ:

Emmerling, L. (2003) Basquiat, Cologne, Germany: Taschen

MUST STUDY:

Do some research.

MUST VISIT: 

MUST LISTEN:

MUST VIEW [my favorite film clip ever]:

MUST NEWS:

FEB 14, 2012 boston.com

LONDON—Thirty years ago, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby’s auction house, which discovered the hidden autograph as it was preparing the painting for sale.

Sotheby’s experts uncovered the secret this month as they were examining “Orange Sports Figure,” which goes on sale Wednesday. The vibrant image of an abstract crowned figure is estimated to be worth between 3 million pounds and 4 million pounds ($4.7 million and $6.3 million). Keep reading…

MUST DO:

Draw a portrait of Basquiat in your journal.  Try a realistic take.  Improvise.  Be loose.

Now redo it in a Basquiat style.

MUST EXTRAS:

My study of Basquiat’s style by adding a layer of white acrylic onto ground layer of china marker, acrylic, varnish:

 

See also:

35 PART daily journal exercise

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series INTRO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 1 parts 1-6 FRIDA KAHLO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 2 parts 1-6 PICASSO

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 3 parts 1-5 LISA LARSON

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 4 parts 1-3 GEORGE GROSZ 

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series Week 5 parts 1-4 FAITH RINGGOLD

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