Barbican Basquiat Exhibition

For Week 6, I signed up for a trip to the Barbican which was unfortunately cancelled. Having found time in London I managed to go to the Basquiat Boom for Real exhibition at the Barbican. The exhibition brought together a selection of more ehan 100 works from international museums and private collections – with rare film, photography and archive material as well as his reknown art.

I’ve always been a big fan of Basquiat’s work and having written an essay about his work and how jazz and the blues influenced his work in sixth form was really looking forward to seeing his work in person. I was not only impressed by the work and a lot of the times it’s size, but also by all the aspects of his life that he brought into his work and how he made his work accessible beyond the art world through starting as a street artist (similarly to Keith Haring).

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