Chicago-based art maven and creative critic, Nathaniel McLin, has an interesting piece on Jean Michel Basquiat, the graffiti artist some ignorant white bloviator once called "the only important Black artist in history". The title, "In the Shadow of Basquiat: The Spook That Opened the Door" is suspect, but McLin makes his case.
I like mine better, but maybe I'm just "dead playa hatin". Check it out at Paint magazine online. The link is here somewhere.