Basquiat Bounce #3

We’re so excited about our partnership with The High Museum of Art’s Basquiat exhibition,
we decided to put out a Basquiat-inspired mixtape series! Each member of our company
has created a playlist that reminds them of the prolific JMB. Check out Okwae’s mix:

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When I think of Jean-Michele Basquiat, I don’t think about an artist, activist or the final product of his work. I think about him as an art-maker, a creator, in the process of “thinking about life” to produce work. What were his habits? What were the catalysts that struck those miracles? How many times did he hit the reset button? But, mostly where did he find his groove?

So, I’ve compiled my mixtape with reference to those things that intiate and continue to keep my creativity flowing. I imagine myself as Basquiat, at peace and enjoying the most important part of art, the process.

 

Basquiat Bash is May 6th at The High Museum of Art.

 

-Okwae A. Miller

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