“I’ve never been to Africa. I’m an artist who has been influenced by his New York environment. But I have a cultural memory. I don’t need to look for it; it exists…Our cultural memory follows us everywhere, wherever you live.” - Jean Michel Basquiat
Lorna Simpson (b. 1960). Wigs (Portfolio), 1994. Waterless lithograph and felt. Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami. © Lorna Simpson.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Untitled (Self-portrait), 1982-1983. Oil on wood. Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami. © Jean-Michel Basquiat / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Kara Walker (b. 1969). Camptown Ladies, 1998. Paper and adhesive on wall. Courtesy Rubell Museum, Miami. © Kara Walker.