Teens who are depicted in “Saints” pose with the work.
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Fields Corner art piece celebrates Basquiat and black men
Over the course of ten months, artist Maria Fitzpatrick and a group of young men at the Boston Center for Youth and Families’ Cleveland Community Center put together “Saints,” a Jean Michel Basquiat-inspired wheat paste street art project. Basquiat challenged the Western artistic tradition by crowning black men that he admired as kings and saints in his works.