#WATCHOUT! THE DOWNTOWN 500 LEGACY AT BARBICAN CENTERPOW!

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The first large-scale exhibition in the UK, LOL…

of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988)

 

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The Discovery…

of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene.

This unprecedented lol, exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Engage lol… in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others.

almost 20 years later….

..featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of the self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

 

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” Basquiat comes through as a very young man who wants to learn more, an artist with a huge imagination and curiosity. He is the artist America needs now. His vision of history’s mad drumbeat feels urgent. Had he lived, what would he see in Trump’s America? SAMO©. “

 

– Jonathan Jones, The Guardians

 

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Rapture!