Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jean Michel Basquiat- Obnoxious Liberals

This was done in 1982 with crayon and acrylic on canvas. I really like the choice of colors -blue and red. Using white makes the painting seem patriotic. However, the man and the writing are in black which lets the viewer know that the artist is trying to send a message or express some dislike. I thought the painting was funny at first and then I realized a deeper, more meaningful message. It was huge in that time period for a younger person to be politically driven.

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