Jean-Michel Basquiat's Water-Worshipper: Powerful Juxtaposition of Cultural Sampling

Hong Kong | 27 April 2022

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Water Worshipper has a stronger narrative than is typical for Basquiat’s paintings, with multi-referential juxtaposition of stories, rich intercultural sampling, ideas “cut up” from their contexts, assimilated together in a powerful and enigmatic masterwork.

Basquiat represents the fierce individualism of an artist who stood apart from any single particular school of thought, and who created his own polyvocal identity to become of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

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