I have watched this particular clip countless times and every time I am reminded of the need for artists to be fearlessly direct. Basquiat wanted to make his way into the art world and nothing was going stop him. I wonder how many times we have walked away from an important opportunity because we were not willing to take the risk. Perhaps we need to stop knocking softly on the door and just kick the fucking thing in.
Start asking yourself who you are and what you really want to do. Are you doing it? Are you at least pointed in the right direction? Who do you need to connect with in order to take the next step? Remember they need you to. Any Warhol's sagging career was greatly reenergized by his friendship with Basquiat and the collaborations that followed. This isn't just about your survival, it is about the people you work with that are going to be kicked into gear at the same time. All right now, tuck your shirt in and go introduce yourself.