Discover the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988), the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene at the Barbican Centre in London from 21 September 2017.
This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.
Jean-Michel Basquiat – Boom for Real
21 Sep 2017 — 28 Jan 2018
Silk Street, London
Ahead of the upcoming Museum show about Jean Michel Basquiat at the Barbican opening this week, elusive artist Banksy painted a series of murals on the adjacent walls leading the museum and released pictures on his Instagram account.
The first one depicts JM Basquiat as a graffiti artist with his dog being searched by the Metropolitan Police, while a second one feature people queuing for London Eyes Wheel where the capsules have been replaced by iconic JMB crowns.
St Martins Lane, London, announces a photographic exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat through Nicholas Taylor from 5th October – 1st November 2009.
Paying homage to the artist from a candid new perspective, the collection of photographs magnify a remarkable creative relationship between Taylor and Basquiat that emerged from experimental 1980s band GRAY consisting of Taylor, Basquiat, Michael Holman and Vincent Gallo, declared at the time by Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine as ‘possibly the best band on the planet’. Capturing the spirit of the late 70s and early 80s downtown NYC art scene, Front Room will house a unique collection of photographs shot by both Taylor and Basquiat with images from the Mudd club and GRAY performing at various venues in down town NYC.
Photos by Butterfly