Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

Basquiat vs Hirst

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Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God’ versus Jean-Michel Basquiat, something like a parody I am working on using Procreate, or as I like to call it, a Mahaloness digi painting. An homage to both Hirst, living, and to Basquiat, who is no longer with us, sadly. It brings into question the morality of the art world, in terms of the excess, and in the case Jean-Michel Basquiat, subsequent tragedy.
For the Love of God wiki link
FotoMahaloness digi mixed media portrait using procreate 2012 by me, Mahaloness or hälts, an old nickname and historically my artist signature


Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

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