Zitat des Tages von Jean-Michel Basquiat:
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.
Believe it or not, I can actually draw.
I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life.
I have done only two portraits: one of the artist Francesco Clemente and another of Andy Warhol.
I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.
I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.
I played a guitar with a file, and a synthesizer.
I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.
I start a picture and I finish it.
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people.
Charles Saatchi has never liked my work at all.
The more I paint the more I like everything.
For a while, I was drawing on good paper, but now I've gone back to the bad stuff. I put matte medium on it. If you put matte medium on it, it seals up, so it doesn't really matter.
Medicine men live in caves.
I was a cute kid.