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It’s about 80 % Anger. Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gagosian Gallery had a major exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, the exhibition spans Basquiat’s brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992–93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat’s central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

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  1. natalia - Reply

    April 16, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    I’ve always been perplexed at how no one ever mentions that he is a haitian artist. Or that his work was immensely inspired by haitian art.

    • tischen - Reply

      April 17, 2014 at 1:24 am

      d’accord! what else is interesting is that a big part of the reason he left home and hit the streets to do his art is because of how traditionally haitian his household was. definitely a case of lies by virtue of omission.

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