The Moleskine Artist – great 

Meet Henry, a Belgian expat whose passion for Moleskine notebooks has inspired him to become a full-time artist.

Source: The Moleskine Artist

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Basquiat notebooks – Brooklyn Museum exhibition

The NY Times has just published an article about an exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘unknown’ notebooks.  I’ll be in Brooklyn in April and can’t wait to see these up close.

I admit I don’t know much about Basquiat.  I was impressed by the 1996 movie while I was at university, but I have had little reason to find out more.

But all it takes is a quick Google to see there’s probably no other artist who so visibly fuses the concept of note-taking with stream-of-consciousness art.  His artwork isn’t for everyone, but it is worth a good look, if only to get inspiration about notetaking itself, and the movement from “concept” to presentation.

From New York Times article

From New York Times article

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled piece (1983) from MoMA Collection

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled piece (1983) from MoMA Collection

Hollywood Africans (1983) - from Whitney Museum of American Art collection

Hollywood Africans (1983) – from Whitney Museum of American Art collection