HILLPEOPLE with Ziggy Mack Johnson and John Novotny

Our Basquiat

Not the Basquiat everyone pictures, but the Basquiat he saw in himself and society could only fantasize. A version that is legendarily polished and visually pure. It's an expression of his existence as a living contradiction. A raw acceptance of scratchy grunginess contrasted with a sexy and authentic nod to his love of the elementary. To the way he fearlessly existed to make art that he loved steamrolling forward without even a shroud of consideration for his current or future self. To his enormous ego and it's constant validation...