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Basquiat: a boom for reality

Exhibition September 21, 2017 − January 28, 2018
Art gallery The Barbican in London is the exhibition "Basquiat: a boom for reality". This will be the first large-scale exhibition of the works of famous American artist in the UK.

Jean-Michel Basquiat started out with graffiti. Together with school friend Al Diaz he had left on the walls of the city, then poetry, then short sarcastic phrases (signing as "SAMO"). And that's why in 1978 about Basquiat first started talking, the media, and a few years later, he has become one of the most famous artists of his time.

Works for the exhibition provided by many world museums and private collections. About 100 works, many of which were never exhibited in the UK, will help visitors learn more about American art of the late twentieth century in General and the work of Basquiat in particular.

"Basquiat: the boom to reality" will be the first exhibition telling about the sources of inspiration of this man, from anatomy to bebop jazz. The study that helped cult artist-taught to create his paintings helps you to understand and correctly interpret many of his works.

Jean-Michel Basquiat said, "I don't think about art when I work. I try to think about life" – and this is probably the best feature of his work.

The exposition will be open from September 21 to 28, 2017 to January 2018.