Art, Things to do in london

Basquiat: Boom for Real – Barbican Art Gallery, London

October 2, 2017

Basquiat: Boom for Real 

Wow. October already eh, we’ll don’t despair Lanky Girl is here! I’M BAACK! Ready and willing to share with you all the best things that London has to offer this autumn and since it’s Frieze Week I’m going to kick off with telling you about one exhibition that needs to be on your radar Basquiat: Boom for Real. This is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). Jean-Michel Basquiat was the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. 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.  This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

This must see exhibition runs from 21 Sep 2017—28 Jan 2018 at the Barbican Art Gallery.

You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply Mary November 8, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Looks like such a great exhibition. Its a wonder Jean-Michel Basquiat hasn’t been featured more strongly in the UK before now! He’s such a talent with a unique sense of the world that shines in his art. Thanks so much for sharing this!

  • Leave a Reply