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Street to Studio: The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Presented by JPMorganChase.
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"Every line means something." — Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat once said, "I like kids' work more than work by real artists any day."
What makes kid's artworks interesting?
What features make a work of art great? How do you consider Basquiat's work?

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Ivy from Katy, on the Web
What happened to the meaning of "Fine Art"? I was deeply disappointed with the main feature at MFAH today. Even my 18 year old was scared. What went through the mind of this so called artist? Blood, violence and death!!! There's more to life than this. If he were still around today I would advise him to travel the world, see it's beauty and get some culture. Some people I spoke to at the museum today felt the same, though some were afraid to speak what they really thought, the looks on their faces said it all. Too bad my 13 year old was not with us today. He would have changed his way of thinking that he cannot draw. We should all be artists if this is classified as Fine Art today. Perhaps in a different type of Art Museum since I can respect that it was his way of expressing himself. But alas... Xul Solars "Visions and Revelations" made the visit to the museum worth while after all. Now that is Art! And whatever happened to all the fine paintings of John Biggers? There were only 2 paintings on display. I can only assume they were sold. After all that is what happens to good art. I had not been to the museum in quite some time and I doubt that I will visit again any time soon. There were so many empty walls.
Glenn from Houston, on the Web
The 1st thing is the color then the shapes and structure. Thats how I approach BQT.
Yeah he's a pleasure to look at. If you want to complain about something, go to Houston's
Rothko Chapel and see the utter lack of life represented there. Its a bunch of grey and purples that I find to have negative effects. They should put something else in there with color and life and change the name to the ----- Chapel. Rothko is more available for criticism than BQT.
joe from houston, on the Web
for me his art like life is often overwhelmimg