Basquiat at the AGO
And I do get it –– the time and the place and the historical significance. And all that. Plus the kid had a good story.
Still, for me, his iconography is better than his painting. "They look like skeletons playing basketball," Oona said of Basquiat's paintings, but his eye for symbolism, for the bewitching graphic element, is bang on. And in that way he's the first graphic artist superstar.
Anyway –– Oona got some chocolate milk and cantaloupe out of it, in the end, so we made out okay.
Other Oona/Toronto stuff here (password is still "goofballs").