Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Untitled (The Boxer)

Coming from a immigrant working class family, Basquiat was fond of the portrayal of the boxer. A boxer represents dogged determination, something he embodied as he fought through the adversity of racism and socioeconomic setbacks. He admired Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali for their resilience, and I chose this piece because I feel it captures the fight he attempted to portray.

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