Jean-Michel Basquiat forced the media to talk about themselves in the late 1970-ies, when painted walls in new York city mysterious graffiti. Now he is recognized as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, and his work "untitled" (1982) became the most expensive painting by an American artist sold at public auction. Unusual, vivid images of Basquiat, complemented by fragments of text, evidence of breathtaking erudition and encyclopedic interests of this young self-taught.
The Frankfurt Schirn gallery takes exhibition "Basquiat. Boom for reality» after London's Barbican. This will be the first for more than 30 years with a major retrospective of an American in Germany. About 100 works will help visitors learn more about the sources of inspiration of a genius who died too young — from anatomy to the jazz style bebop.