Depoliticising Basquiat’s work is an insult to his legacy

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a prominent New York artist in the 1980s. Having built an identity based on his political commentary about race and money, his art work is being increasingly commercialised with disregard for his political and social context. Basquiat is recognised as an artistic prodigy. His bold, colourful style and politically charged works captured […]