"Arroz con Pollo" by Jean-Michel Basquiat
“Mommy look what I painted in school today!” If your child came home and showed you this I think you might be a bit shocked. Granted JMB is 21 years old as he presents his naked mother with her favourite chicken dish. The pitch forked Madonna seems unhappy and offers up something in return. OK, this is edgy, too edgy I think. It’s all edge and no middle. I get the frantic spontaneous outpouring of emotion on canvas but it’s not for me. I prefer something a little more balanced, something “whimsical but with a thought provoking edge.” Any ideas?