'One Basquiat' x Brooklyn Museum


More art from my faves! This time, I'm taking a trip to the Brooklyn Museum. It's cold and wet, as the snow melts here in New York, and the museum is hosting the 'One Basquiat' exhibit of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. I'm super excited to see this specific exhibit as this will actually be my first time seeing one of his pieces in person. Here’s the official press release:

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s landmark painting Untitled was created in 1982, considered a breakout year in the artist’s meteoric career. It depicts a crowned, spectral head rendered with a painterly ferocity remarkable even amid the artist’s other vigorously expressive images. The exhibition One Basquiat is the first museum presentation of Untitled.  One Basquiat is the latest link between the artist and Brooklyn, from his birth at Brooklyn Hospital, to childhood visits to the Brooklyn Museum, where his mother enrolled him as a Junior Member when he was 6 years old, to our retrospective Basquiat (2005) and critically acclaimed presentation Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks (2015).  
One Basquiat is organized by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.  
This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Yusaku Maezawa.

You have until the 11th of March to check out the exhibit, but here are some shots from my trip ICYMI...

  Untitled , 1982.

Untitled, 1982.

 Basquiat walking alongside his street graffiti, taken from the film "downtown 81".

Basquiat walking alongside his street graffiti, taken from the film "downtown 81".

various Supplements at the exhibit, including a graffiti notebook for visitors