"I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life." -  Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. He began as an obscure graffiti artist in New York City in the late and evolved into an acclaimed Neo-expressionist and Primitivist painter by the by James Van Der Zee, 1982

Monet con un piccione sulla testa, e sua moglie Alice, Venezia, 1908.

Feed the birds! Claude Monet with a pigeon on his head. With Alice Hoschedé Monet in Piazza San Marco, Venice, October 1908

Picassso and his dachshund

This will be my doxie tattoo! Picasso and his adored dachshund, Lump. Picasso loved animals & his work is rich with depictions. There is even a book devoted to him & his best friend - Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund’s Odyssey.

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse enjoying an afternoon break from painting with his cat, Minouche, at his apartment and st.

Dalaï Lama et son chat

Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama and friend

andy warhol 1960's | Andy Warhol x Jean Michel | 1960's

Michael Halsband, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, New York City, July 1985 Gelatin Silver Print Edition of 20 x 20 inches

Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1985. Photo: Michael Halsband.

Signed original print of master photographer Michael Halsband’s Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, N.

Jean  Michel  Basquiat

At first glance, Basquiat may seem like another overrated artist, unworthy of the veneration accorded to him. I felt that way at first, and while I liked the artist, I thought his art was juvenile.

When James Van Der Zee was 95 years old, he made this portrait of  Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat portrait by the legendary photographer James Van Der Zee. Van Der Zee was 96 when he shot this in

Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat.

“I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work.

Marc Chagall, c1930 (photogravure?) Photographer: Hugo Erfurth, Dresden

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Marc Chagall one of my favourite artists

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most important American artists of the century Dec 22 1960 - Aug 1988