To the Ghost of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The headstone of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
The grave of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

June 26, 2020

Dear Jean-Michel,

Sorry to disturb your rest. Although your work offers instructions on how to repel ghosts, I am seeking yours out to provide some news and updates.

Since you left this world in 1988 there have been some developments that I think you would want to know about. I’m not sure if you are in Heaven or Hell—your life had its…