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We are a people. A people do not throw their geniuses away. And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and, if necessary, bone by bone.

— Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View

James VanDerZee, Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982
James VanDerZee, Portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Portrait of James VanDerZee, 1982
Jean-Michel Basquiat, VNDRZ, 1982