Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time Exhibition ReviewFor my birthday almost two weeks ago, I decided to finally visit Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time exhibit at the AGO. It was so amazing, with so many art pieces to see, that I will be returning for a second (and probably third and fourth) visit very soon.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1960, Bastquiat was only 27 years old and has only been painting professionally for seven years, when he died of a drug overdose; just a year and a half after his good friend and collaborator, Andy Warhol. Now 27 years later, his work that often portrays issues of racism, identity, and social tension, is just as relevant today as it was then.
|Exhibition Poster, 1985|
|Florida 1984 by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol|
|Horn Players, 1983|
|Magazine and Postcards, both free and paid for|
P.s!: There is a variety of events, talks, and film screenings in association with Jean-Michel Bastquiat exhibit. Also on weekend afternoons until May 2, there will be beatboxing and spoken word performances from the UNITY programs.