Basquiat: Boom for Real. An Exhibition at Barbican, London.

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988) is now on at London’s Barbican until 27th January.

Rammellzee vs. K-Rob, Beat Bop record, 1983 | Artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Courtesy Jennifer Von Holstein | Via Barbican


Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Self Portrait, 1984, Private collection | Via Barbican
Photo © Edo Bertoglio, courtesy of Maripol | Via Barbican

Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

King Zulu 1986 ©the_estate_of_jean-michel_basquiat | Photo-gasull_fotografia | Via Barbican
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn, 1985 Courtesy Private Collection | Via Barbican

Visit the Barbican site here. 

£16 for standard entry.

Level 3,
Barbican Centre
Silk Street, London

Mon – Sat*: 10am – 8pm; Sun: 11am – 8pm

*Late opening until 10pm Tuesday to Saturday until 27th Jan


For more on Jean-Michel Basquiat, do visit the official Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat website here.

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