|My favorite painting is on this sign. It's a self-portrait of Jean Michel Basquiat.|
|Jean Michel Basquiat|
I don't know much about art, but I was inspired by the Basquiat: Now's The Time exhibit at the AGO in Toronto. I remember admiring his work as a teenager and being shocked and saddened by his sudden death in 1988. Just a year and 6 months after Andy Warhol.
|Warhol and Basquiat|
Not only do you see his fabulous artwork, but you learn the history behind it. I didn't know he was so influenced by jazz especially Charlie Parker and that he wanted to became a cartoonist when he was a kid.
|Basquiat was heavily influenced by Charlie Parker|
If you are in Toronto, I recommend you stop by the AGO to see this exhibit. It runs through May 10, 2015.
|Reactions to the Basquiat exhibit|