This is the first exhibition in the new exhibition space of the Brant Foundation in East Village, New York. The building occupies a century-old building, originally designed as a substation for Consolidated Edison. Subsequently, the building served as the home and workshop of the famous sculptor Walter de Maria from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013.
The exhibition brings together the most important works of Basque from the collections of Brant, as well as from international museums and private collections. The retrospective shows Basquiat as a resolutely modern artist who created the anticipation of our Internet society using cut-and-paste samples from their surroundings. With the surprising radicalism of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with long-lasting impact.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is an American artist. He became famous first as a graffiti artist in New York, and then, in the 1980s, as a very successful neo-expressionist. Born in 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. Basquiat died in 1988 in New York, NY.