Child - Jean Michel Basquiat, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 2023 (48x48")

Type: Artwork

"I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child."
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat has a long story in Clara's family. When Betina (Clara's mom) was around 11-12, she watched Basquiat's movie on Brazilian television twice a year. Betina was crazy about him and his art.

When Clara started painting, Betina began to share about some artists she loved: Basquiat.

Clara grows up on her artistic path following Basquiat and his art. She is creating a collection, "Artists of my heart," and Basquiat is the first one she portrays.

In 2020 Clara made a self-portrait inspired by Basquiat's art named S.A.M.O.
The other day we went to Barnes and Nobles, and Clara saw a book by Basquiat. She immediately wanted to buy, with her money, a gift for herself.

She started looking at the pictures, and Dad read her the story, and suddenly, she created Basquiat's portrait.

Acrylic on canvas, 2023
Serial number: CW0840
48" x 48""
122 x 122 cm