Basquiat: Boom for Real
London’s Barbican pays homage to the talent of Jean-Michel Basquiat with the exhibition “Basquiat: Boom for Real” (21.9.2017–28.1.2018): an exploration of the American artist’s relationship with music (bebop and jazz), writing, performance, and television. In over 100 works paired with films, photos, music and other archival materials, the exhibition narrates the meteoric trajectory of one of the most important self-taught artists on the New York underground art scene in the 1980s.
Left: Jean-Michel Basquiat, A Panel of Experts, 1982. Courtesy of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts