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Basquiat: Boom For Real

Discover the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene in the first large-scale exhibition in the UK

Basquiat and Books

Basquiat took inspiration from a dizzying array of source material - how many literary references can you spot?
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Basquiat and Sport

We look at sport's influence on Basquiat's work
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A 360 Tour of Basquiat

Learn more about Basquiat's range of sources and inspiration on a private tour of Basquiat in our 360 degree video
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Basquiat and Jazz

We explore the way Basquiat infused his work with the spirit and energy of jazz
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Barbican Sessions #1: Black Top

In the first of a new series of after hours concerts around the Barbican, Black Top perform in 'Basquiat: Boom For Real'
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Barbican Meets: Diego Cortez

Curator of Basquiat's first exhibition, Diego Cortez reflects on the artist and the man behind the paintings.
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On Basquiat’s Playlist

From Prince to David Byrne to Donna Summer and Bach, we listen to the music that might have been on Basquiat's playlist
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National Poetry Day: the poems of Basquiat

On National Poetry Day, we look at a selection of poems and word experiments from Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Boom For Real

'The clock ticks down, the flint sparks, the fuse burns short - and then … BOOM - Boom for real'
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Basquiat and Downtown

How was Basquiat's artistic style influence by the emerging music scene of downtown New York in the 80s?
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The Grime and the Glamour

We look back at the scuzzy & blisteringly creative streets of late 70s and 80s New York City, as seen on the big screen
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