HOME / Art : The big picture. Build a Fort, Set That on Fire The trouble with Jean-Michel Basquiat. By Lee Siegel|Updated Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 5:31 PM Tweet Click here to see a slide-show essay about Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Art articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Lee Siegel. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Wu-Tang’s GZA Teaches Kids Science With Least-Lame Classroom Rap Ever “Stink Onions,” “Heart’s Farm,” “Place to Find Gold”: Literal Names of U.S. Places, Mapped How Can You Survive in an Air Bubble 100 Feet Underwater for Three Days? Lee Siegel is Slate's art critic. Click here to load comments.