Dustheads, Basquiat's Seminal Work

Christie's
May 10, 2013 2:41PM

Basquiat's Dustheads (1982) was a seminal work for the young artist.  In a three-part video series, two of Basquiat’s intimate artist friends, Toxic (like a little brother) and Al Diaz (the other half of the infamous graffiti crew, SAMO), speak about the real Basquiat.

Toxic explains what what part of their rich life wound up on the canvas. Diaz remembers both the good -- and the bad-- times tenderly. And live from a Macklemore concert in Baltimore, the Pratt-educated musician raps about Basquiat’s influence on him as a fellow artist on the rise, vulnerable to criticism by others and the institution.

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