I was so excited to receive my amazing Urban Decay palette with the brand new Basquiat “Tenat” eye shadow palette. I loved doing this makeup artistic tutortial and hope you enjoy it too.
The artist Basquiat really inspired me when I was attending THE ACARDEMY ART UNIVERSITY in San Francisco. From the New York grafitti he did as art, to promoting and working in galleries, and of course his relationship with Andy Warhol.
Jean Michel Basquiat first achieved fans as part of “Samo,” which was a grafitti duo who wrote enigmatic workers of the lower east side of Manhattan.
By the 1970’s Basquiat was exhibited with his neo/expressionist paintings in galleries and musuems.
He appropriated poetry, drawings, abstract painting and more into his work.
They made a film called, Basquiat in 1996 which includes Jeffrey Wright who played the main character, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Gary Oldman, Benicio del Toro, and more popular characters, including a Courtney Love cameo. It’s a fantastic film to see this artist’s journey and I definitely recommend it if you haven’t see it yet.