We’re looking at the relationship between police brutality and property damage through Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Defacement, a painting made to commemorate the murder, by the police, of the artist Michael Stewart. Basquiat and Stewart shared many things in common which made Basquiat even more sensitive to the tragedy. Learn more about racism, police brutality, private property through Basquiat’s Defacement.

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