We meet the people who knew and worked with Jean-Michel Basquiat to learn more about the artist and the man behind the paintings.
‘I think his whole career, even though it was real short, it was a very full evolution of movements and styles. The way a 45 year career by most people who live full lives…here you see it like 7 or 8 years but it’s a full career’
First, we meet curator, Diego Cortez as he shares his reflections on knowing and working with Basquiat and guides us around the exhibition’s partial recreation of Basquiat’s first exhibition, ‘New York / New Wave’ at P.S.1, curated by Cortez in 1981.
Basquiat: Boom For Real takes place from 21 September–28 January 2018.
Marcus J Leith. Artworks: © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar.
Tristan Fewings, Getty Images. Artworks © The Estate of Jean Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar.