If you happen to be roaming the northern hemisphere this summer, why not head to the Barbican Centre in London for a quick squizz at the work of Basquait – a creative who committed himself to producing work with captivating cultural significance.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an avant-garde painter and pioneer of the New York post-punk scene. With a focus on producing art that spoke of “suggestive dichotomies”, his subversive projects and pieces provided public insight into topical controversies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. His explorations often took on the mediums of appropriated poetry, drawing, painting, combinations of text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique.
Basquait is the major exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London over the next few months. Focusing on the artists’ music, writing, performance and video, bearing witness to his major influence on all cultural media of the time.
Basquiat: ‘Boom for Real’ runs from September 21st 2017 to January 28th 2018.