Basquiat’s skull painting: A pretentious pile of shit!
A 1982 painting of a skull by Jean-Michel Basquiat was recently sold at Sotheby’s auction for the staggering amount of $110.5 million. It was purchased by a Japanese billionaire.
To each his own, and if someone finds value in such an ugly painting, then I suppose they have their reasons. I don’t know how it can be denied that Basquiat’s skull painting looks like the kind of graffiti one would find on a New York City subway. I can say this, though, that Basquiat surely made a sucker of at least one Japanese mogul. In fact, he’s made suckers of all sorts of rich and pretentious folks, including Libtards like Johnny Dep, Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jay-Z.
Jean Basquiat: The guy who fooled lots of stupid Whites
Another one of Basquiat’s paintings sold in 2013 which set a world record (see below). It’s hard to believe that people who are considered well-educated and respectable would fall for this crap, but it shows how even the best of us can do some pretty stupid stuff in life. In fact, I’d be as bold to say that the more liberal your worldview is, the more likely you’d get suckered by this heroin-addicted radical who died in 1988.
I have no proof of it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy became popular as a result of disingenuous White liberals who purchased his stupid paintings in order to show how ‘non-racist’ they were. They probably told their other White friends about him and, before long, collecting the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat became the stamp of ‘coolness’ and proof of one’s diversity-loving credentials.
Jean Basquiat’s Wikipedia entry is most telling about his anti-White worldview: “Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a ‘springboard to deeper truths about the individual,’ as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism, while his poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle.” The entry goes on to say that “He died of a heroin overdose at his art studio at age 27.”
Aww, how mighty radically Black of him (although in fairness, he was of mixed racial ancestry. His father was Haitian and his mother was Puerto Rican, not the best combination I might add).
If the reader is interested in seeing more of the confusing and ugly shit that parades itself as ‘art’ by our Black power radical, consider the following paintings which have been peddled before his adoring but gullible fans.
Jean Basquiat: Still fooling the White man even in death