Read, Write, Run, Roam

Artistic license from New York to Novi Sad







Oh, Novi Sad. Critiquing street graffiti AND citing one of my favorite artists? I heart you.

Basquiat was a NYC graffiti artist who eventually broke into the high art world, becoming friends with Andy Warhol and briefly dating a little-known musician named Madonna. His art continued to be influenced by graffiti until his fatal overdose at the age of 28.

It seems that someone in Novi Sad saw a little too much similarity between the work on this wall and the work of Basquiat. It seems more like inspiration than copying to me,

but it does remind me of Picasso’s quote that “good artists copy, great artists steal.” Here’s hoping for (more) great art–and artists–stemming from the lowly spray can.






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