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Honoring Black Icons: Basquiat's Tributes to African-American Heroes

"The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.” – Jean-Michel Basquiat

Learn more about Jean-Michel's work and worldview from the people who knew him best in the Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© Exhibition catalog.

Artwork: Jean-Michel Basquiat, “Sugar Ray Robinson (1982)”

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