Graffiti Artists: defacement ("It could have been me")
Jean-Michel Basquiat painted 'Defacement' (The Death of Michael Stewart) in 1983 to commemorate the death of a young, black artist who died from injuries sustained while in police custody after being arrested for allegedly tagging a New York City subway station. Published to accompany a focused exhibition of Basquiat's response to anti-black racism and police brutality, this catalogue explores a chapter in the artist's career through both the lens of his identity and the Lower East Side as a nexus of activism in the early 1980s.
SAMO: the same old crap," then shortening the phrase to "Same Old"
Charles the First: charlie parker (the king)
CPRKR: charlie parker
Skull: collaboration, love cash, love drugs
Copyright Symbol: challenge property of graffiti.
Street art to high art
Dana Schutz Controversy: made a painting called Open Casket
she is a white artist, depict explicit black body
subject: Emmett Till
Edle : drug overdose, want to become her
violence: death series
brutality: display masculinity for transgender
hyper-real: protrait whiteness
criticized for lack political position about Hitler (White Burning Car III, in death theory)
dracula and cinderella, self portrait in drug
we will never know if he took position
blending of privacy and public: record mom's death
Electric Chair Ricard Avedon
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