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Basquiat. by greytrousers Basquiat. by greytrousers
I was inspired to do this after watching the movie Basquiat, about the American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. I wouldn't really say it was his style that inspired me, although his work is amazing, but more like the free "primal" ability of his work. Anyway. I'm getting all deep on everybody. I better stop that.

:D

spray paint + spackling paste + house paint + acrylic + cardboard
(minimal digital means to paste the 2's inside circles)
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CecArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
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Madame-Malice Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Ok everybody is saying they like the twos it makes it look complete, which I agree, BUT what is the significance to them. What do they mean to you? Basquiat's work all had meanings. Decipher for us :)
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, that's an interesting question because I personally hate even numbers. The number two is absolutely so even that I hate it, but when I use it in my artwork, I mainly just love the way it looks... The curves and even how balanced it is. To tell you the truth, other than the aesthetic quality of it, there's not much more of a reason I can give for using it! Sad. :(
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FuriousLee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
maybe if that was chocolate sauce i would eat this... just maybe.. :dohtwo:
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VexingArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Professional General Artist
That's an awesome movie and what a great artist to find inspiration in.
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ikhon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005  Professional Photographer
AVALANCHE!
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brek2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005   Digital Artist
who hasnt he influenced?... ah! picasso no.
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dettma Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
basquiat was amazing. i like the spontaneity here. personally, i'd kill the 2's though. nice work...
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I guess when you think about it, the 2's look artificial and out of place... Probably should have done something different. Thank you for the suggestion!
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BadTrash Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
that's really nice well done
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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superduperblake Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005   Photographer
OK, Honestly, somehow adding those twos like, completed it. Sooooo well. Like, I suddenly really like it now. When I was at your house before the Two's were added I wasn't impressed at all. =(

But MAN! Nice stuff. =D
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Nerd. :D
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superduperblake Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005   Photographer
It totally reminds me of snowboarding and snow and ice and gaah. I can't wait for winter. It is so awesome girlygirl.
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Manderrr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
ohhhhh i really like this. it is so simple. i dont mean that in a bad way. someone once described me as simple and i was really sad about it
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hah, thankyou! I actually really love simplicity in artwork so it was definitely taken as a compliment :D
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Manderrr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
good.
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urbex-fantasy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
keith haring is shitty. just repetitive and mechanical work. i admit graphitti is an art form, i like Basquiat... but K.Haring, urg! :) of course it's just my opinion!!!
Are you sure Basquiat was american? I thinked he worked in Nice, south od France. His name is French, sure!

anyway, his art is repetitive, but...sensible, artistic. interesting. More original in his period, of course, but always seductive, isn't it?
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Keith Haring... It wasn't quite my taste. Especially not in comparison to Basquiat, at least. I'm pretty positive Basquiat was American, but his father was Haitian? Which I believe comes from a French part of Africa...er...really have no clue. (I could be making things up).

Oh yes, certainly seductive ;)
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urbex-fantasy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005
oooOOps you're rifht :) he leaved in NY! i'm totally wrong :p i miwed up with an other artist wich i can't remember the name... it's too stupid!

:XD: you could have a look to Jacques VilleglŽ, who's a "nouveau rŽaliste" artist.
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I will! :D
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clav Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
this is hard-ass!

i have to say, the graphic " 2 " s just make it. friggin boss!
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha, hard-ass...
I take things way too literally.

Yes, I believe the 2's make the piece as well. It was rather bland to begin with. I think there should be some orange in there. But it's a bit late...
Thanks, duuuude.
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TurquoiseHexagonSun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005   Interface Designer
what's all the fuss about basquiat? he was good. but i see stuff on dA which is supererior to his stuff. he's even more famous coz he was a graffiti writer, but like keith haring he wasn't really a graffiti writer. he was just what the 'gallery people' thought a graffiti writer was like. writers in the 80s were producing real amazing stuff. you should check that out..! (films such as the seminal Style Wars).

anyway anyway enough rambling.. this piece is cool and that's what matters =) i like those 3 twos..
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greytrousers Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, that's weird that you mention that, because after I watched the movie, I did a lot of research into other artists like himself, Keith Haring being of them. What you say is true, I suppose, about what the "gallery people" wanted.. I have to admit, though, I really don't know much about graffiti artists at all, so that is something I should look into. :)
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sb51075 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
That is the movie I watch when I need to remind myself of the possibilities that are out there. Every time I watch it the style jumps around like a wolf on a leash. (i used to have to watch it once a week min.) I like this painting. cardboard is bad but I love the texture it makes.
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