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Basquiat: Boom for RealThis September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom for Real draws from international museums and private collections to showcase the work of the pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, who came to the media's attention in 1978 when he teamed up with his classmate Al Diaz to graffiti enigmatic statements across the city under the collective pseudonym SAMO. A famously self-taught artist, Basquiat then went on to become one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. This exhibition will bring together more than 100 works, many of which have never before been seen in the UK.

 

About Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get must-see exhibitions by acclaimed architects, Turner prize-winning artists and famous photographers as well as major exhibitions by leading international figures. More about Barbican Art Gallery

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Basquiat: Boom for Real  Jean-Michel Basquiat Self Portrait, 1984 Private collection. (c) The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York  

   
Basquiat: Boom for Real - Jean-Michel Basquiat Self Portrait, 1984 Private collection. (c) The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Basquiat: Boom for Real Jean-Michel Basquiat Self Portrait, 1984 Private collection. (c) The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York 


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