Mediums: Painting, Film
When Jeffrey Deitch, one of the most successful art dealers of this generation, compared Swizz Beatz to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Swizz was vocally humbled. And with good reasonâ€”Basquiat was one of the most heralded painters of the last century. We already know from some of Swizz's canvases that he was a fan of Basquiat; he's painted at least one portrait of young Jean-Michel. The only other person we can think of that's capitalized on proximity to Basquiat even remotely is Julian Schnabel. Actually, in Schnabel's case, it's a little more than remote.