Critic on of Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn” on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Gold Griot” The paper intends to develop a critical understanding concerning the influence of Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn” (1962) on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Gold Griot” (1984).
Pop culture in painting and various artworks has been inspirational since past few decades, most prominently in the later period of World War II, when the environmental factors were being revitalized in the global arena. Stirred by such massive alterations, various art-forms had been introduced which certainly re-defined the traditional fine arts. Andy Warhol’s “Gold Marilyn”, showcased in the year 1962 had been one of such most debated artworks during the period of Post-World War II. Various artworks of Andy Warhol had been presenting a deep obsession towards Hollywood, even though his work in “Gold Marilyn” was criticized to signify a degree of poignant feel for the celebrity which was unique in itself (BBC, “Gold Marilyn (1962)”). On the other hand, the artwork of Jean-Michel Basquiat, another renowned Pop painter had been significantly inspired by the family orientation of Africans which replicated his fondness towards “griots”, who are best known as “West African story tellers”, especially during the period of 1983-84. This can be apparently identified with reference to his work in the “Gold Griot” of 1984 (Fretz 119-120).
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