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Top quotes by Jean Michel Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat's top quotes. 'I wanted to be a cartoonist when I was young.' 'I like kids' work more than work by real artists any day.' 'There are about 30 words around you all the time, like 'thread' or 'exit.''


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I wanted to be a cartoonist when I was young.


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I like kids' work more than work by real artists any day.


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There are about 30 words around you all the time, like 'thread' or 'exit.'


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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.


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The country makes me more paranoid, you know? I think the crazy people out there are little crazier.


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Believe it or not, I can actually draw.


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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.


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


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I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I'd draw a big ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.


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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.


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


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Charles Saatchi has never liked my work at all.


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I wanted to build up a name for myself.


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I want to make paintings that look as if they were made by a child.


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Occasionally, when I get mad at a woman, I'll do some great, awful painting about her.


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


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I'm not a real person. I'm a legend.


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


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I start a picture and I finish it.


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Some days I can't get an idea, and I think, 'Man, I'm just washed up,' but it's just a mood.



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