They all look brilliant. They pour they hearts out. Kids are Basquiat. I thought I would collect all of Gael’s scribbles and drawings and homework and all, but he produces so much between school and home and I stopped collecting them. So I have only a few around the home. We had Pink Floyd moment with Gael a while ago and now we are having a Basquiat moment. How talented he was! We all know how out of his mind he was but he left us plenty of his unique and most amazing arts.
Not that I’m saying Gael’s talented as he is ( or could he be? ha-ha) but Basquiat had this naive yet complex mind and heart as most of kids do and expressed himself in most beautiful way through his work.
Basquiat: Self Portrait
Gael’s Iron man at 4 years old
Gael’s “Dada and the Shark” 3 1/2 years old.
Now Gael can write, so he likes to mix up some of rhymes in.
Watch little piece of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, filmed in 1986
In Italian, 1983. Acrylic, oil paintstick, and marker on canvas mounted on wood supports, two panels. The Stephanie and Peter Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut
A short documentary by Tamra Davis which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival features one of the last interviews Brooklyn born and raised Basquiat made and some of the only footage of Basquiat in his studio painting and talking about his work. Currently being expanded into a Feature Length Documentary.