September brings us the work of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat to London: co-curated by Dr Dieter Buchhart and Eleanor Nairne, and organised in collaboration with the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Drawing from international museums and private collections, Basquiat: Boom for Real brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, many never seen before in the UK, and opens at Barbican Art Gallery on 21 September 2017. More than any other exhibition to date, Basquiat: Boom for Real focuses on the artist’s relationship to music, writing, performance, film and television, placing him within the wider cultural context of the time. Paintings, drawings, notebooks and objects are presented alongside rare film, photography, music and archival material, capturing the range and dynamism of Basquiat’s practice over the years.
Please visit the official website for more info. When: 21st September 2017 – 28th January 2018 (Sun to Wed, 10AM – 6PM/ Thu to Sat 10AM – 10PM (Last Entry 9.30PM)
Where: Barbican Art Gallery (Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS)