I Don't Like Art
textile piece made out of quilting cotton, batik fabric and thread
21.75 x 17.75 in
I don’t like art - This text work is a statement that Jean-Michel Basquiat made during an interview with Lisa Licitra Ponti back in 1984. The funny thing is i crossed out the word “don’t”, “at”, and “all” because I actually enjoy talking about art but everyone who has ever seen this piece reads it in its entirety.
MICHAEL THORPE, I Don't Like Art
Michael C. Thorpe
Based in New York City
Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA
Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.