Jean-Michel Basquiat was an interesting yet misunderstood artist. His work spoke to the public by putting emphasis and spotlight on world problems and everyday issues.His work reminds me of doodles I used to right in my note book in kindergarten with crayons. In my opinion, being a more realistic artist myself his work was really not that great and I feel he got his fame through luck, but his work is very eye catching so his work catches your attention whether you like it or not. His personal mad him stand out, from the clothing he wore to the way he styled his hair. It is claimed that as he became famous and put under the spot light colliding with other celebrity names the strength of his work in his pieces changed. His pieces were not as strong with meaning when he became a celebrity than when he was just a normal street artist. Basquiat’s work makes people of any class poor, middle-class, wealthy, think and comprehend situations and bring together different view points making everyone equal.
These four images all have something in common….they are all using colors of public figures or images. The top left has the colors of a Christmas tree incorporated into it. The top right has the enticing colors of McDonalds restaurants incorporated into it. The bottom left image uses colors inspired by the popular child figure barney the dinosaurs . The bottom right images is inspired by the colors of a sprite can. All of the colors incorporated in my pop art images were inspired from everyday images I see constantly.
My name is La’Ja Gause. This is a picture of my idol,and ispiration even though he’s deceased his music still consistently holds meaning. This is a black an white edited picture of Tupac Shakur. It is a pop art photo. I touched up areas of his face using adobe photoshop. I mostly touched up the highlighted white areas as well as the light and dark gray areas.