Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boom, For Real.



I just love Jean Michel Basquiat. I got pretty obsessed a few years ago and now I just watch the movie a lot. If you haven't seen Basquiat you should Netflix it right away. It was created by his friend Julian Schnabel who recently made the Diving Bell And The Butterfly. Not a date movie unless you're ok with watching depressing stuff together.
The cool thing about Basquiat is that he was one of those artists that's obsessed with words so he was drawn to graffiti initially but he wasn't one of those "tag your name" kind of people. A lot of his written works are really poignant.
SAMO Graffiti - Basquiat began as a graffiti artist, signing his name as SAMO. Below are a few SAMO sayings or SAMO quotes..
SAMO as a neo art form.
SAMO as an escape clause.
SAMO as an end to playing art.
SAMO as an end to bogus pseudo intellectual. My mouth, therefore an error. Plush safe.. he think.
SAMO as an alternative 2 playing art with the 'radical chic' sect on Daddy's $ funds.

2 Comments:

Blogger JR Moreau said...

I broke out the Basquiat movie soundtrack the other day when my iPod died. Seriously, one of the most magical artists ever. Even a movie based on his life moves me immensely.

Duckman. Boom.

March 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Ha! I love the soundtrack!
Also, I ran into an artist at MOMA that was telling me about Julian Schnabel, that he uses "subpar" materials in his art... that the plates were falling off the canvas all the time...
weird huh?

March 20, 2009 at 11:17 AM  

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