Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jean Michel Basquiat

This piece is called "Jawbone of an Ass," made in 1982. I chose it because I thought it looked different. I like how on the left is pictures of royalty and status, and how on the right is pictures of battle and war. In the middle there are a bunch of names of famous figures in history that dealt with greatness and chaos. The top says "jawbone of an ass" which I'm assuming refers to a story in the bible that deals with chaos. All in all I think it is a very different piece of art and I am sure there is even more symbolism and meaning behind it than I realize.

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