Basquiat’s Versus Medici and the Black Renaissance

Eddie Saint-Jean, arts and culture Why did Jean-Michel Basquiat give his painting that title Versus Medici and how is it connected with the current Black Renaissance? Well, here’s some background. The Medici Family: A wealthy family of fifteenth century Florentine merchants who were patrons of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo and powered…