“The art world shouldn’t use ‘black artist’ as a code for ‘other.’ We make work from our experiences like everyone else. White, black, Asian, whatever, we’re just artists at the end of the day. We need more diversity in schools, museums and galleries. It’s happening, just not fast enough. I assure you it’ll be a different conversation about ‘black artists’ in another 20 years.”
— The Guardian US talks to black artists about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to contemporary culture an an exhibition of his work opens in New York.