Thursday, March 14, 2013

SAMO

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the first artists that I really appreciated when I found out about him in college. I went back and forth with myself about his work, if I really enjoyed it or not. I do. His work can be very chaotic and calm at the same time. There is a nice combination of busy line work matched with larger fields of color that creates this balance.  Just a thought I am having today. Check this recent showing out at the Gagosian Gallery.

Frogmen, 1983
I was four or five when he made this. Love that aqua.