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Jean-michel Basquiat Quotes

Believe it or not, I can actually draw.

I am not a black artist, I am an artist.

I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.

I don't think about art when I'm working. I try to think about life.

I had some money, I made the best paintings ever. I was completely reclusive, worked a lot, took a lot of drugs. I was awful to people.

I start a picture and I finish it.

I thought I was going to be a bum the rest of my life.

I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.