Senior Alex Pollack brought to our already-extensive table today Jean-Michel Basquiat, an American graffiti artist from the 80s. Armed with printouts of Basquiat’s art, he led the Cdubs on a ruminating discussion on Basquiat’s use of symbols, repetition, and his political stance, all in frame of Basquiat’s intriguing blend of visual art and words. After our discussion, we were assigned to create our own mixture of drawing and writing through whatever topic and medium we wish. The class set to work, each individual’s piece earnestly reflecting their ideas and creative processes.
They’re so cool.