Basquiat’s talk is incomplete without tucking in his relationship with pop culture legend Andy Warhol. For Basquiat, Warhol was both an idol and a role model that influenced his works.
The closeness of Basquiat and Warhol can be expected since the inaugural meeting. Victor Bockris in Warhol: A Biography (1989) describes their relationship as “the crazy marriage of the art world.” According to Bockris, the bond between Basquiat and Warhol symbolizes mutual symbiosis.
Basquiat and Warhol relations are bromance in the art world.
Unfortunately, their friendship had to end when Warhol died in 1987. Warhol’s departure left Basquiat stricken. Finally, drugs became an outlet which led to his death in 1988. He just stepped on number 27.I painted inspired by Jean Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 120 Centimeter
Catur Hengki Koesworo