Cultural icon, Jean-Michele Basquiat rose to prominence in the 1980s and still reigns when it comes to abstract art and expression. So, isn’t it strange that there hasn’t been a major exhibition of his work?
Sure, we’ve seen pieces of his pop color and text-infused creations printed on apparel and featured as a small addition to larger exhibitions over the years. And for some, their familiarity with the New York artist came as an assist from musicians, a wide range of artists and filmmakers who praise Basquiat’s creative brilliance.
But, wait no more! In 2017, Boom For Real , the largest exhibit to feature Basquiat’s art will take place at London’s Barbican.
According to a press release, “[Boom For Real], will be a rare opportunity for visitors to see a huge body of some of the his most famous and also little-known works in one space.”
The exhibition is slated to also show Basquiat’s connection to music, film, text and television and how they influenced his work.
Basquiat: Boom for Real is scheduled to run September 21, 2017 – January 28, 2018.