Basquiat: Boom for Real

The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat(1960—1988) in Barbican, UK, available also in 360 exhibition tour.

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.

Join Barbican curator Eleanor Nairne and Gus Casely-Hayford as they look around the ‘Encyclopedia’ room in our Basquiat: Boom For Real exhibition and discuss the wide range of influences Jean Michel Basquiat brought into his paintings.

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Here is the presentation video.