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Unformatted text preview: African-American and illustrated with iconographic imagery of black consciousness and the ghetto. As he became a celebrity and the pressure mounted on him to produce, he would fuel up with cocaine and marijuana, paint up to 18 hours in a row and then rely on heroin to get to sleep.” Michel had stress on himself to do more and more works of art and made him want to turn to drugs. This is evidence that artists can become stressed and turn to drugs to try and self medicate there stress. Michel died of an overdose on August 12, 1988, at his art studio in Great Jones Street. His art would be remembered forever. I learned that even the most talented artists can still be under pressure and stress....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course ART 111 taught by Professor Swag during the Spring '12 term at Punjab Engineering College.
- Spring '12