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From Graffiti to Celebrity: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Last Sunday was quite an eventful day in London as two brand-new Banksy artworks had suddenly appeared in the city overnight. Since then these pieces have attracted dozens of street art lovers and they certainly caused a stir on social media. 1,142 more words

Street Art

The Radiant Child: Basquiat

Boom for Real*, Barbican’s Basquiat retrospective, has some seriously heavy hitting art. The central lower ground floor area of Gallery 3 is full of it – large, high energy, intense, raw, often chaotic, colourful compositions that hit you full on like a hurricane. 1,077 more words


London: Jean-Michel Basquiat 'Boom for Real'

Discover the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988), the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene at the Barbican Centre in London from 21 September 2017. 81 more words


Banksy At The Barbican

These pictures show Banksy’s new art at the Barbican.

As it’s in a tunnel, that is probably owned by the City of London Corporation, I doubt it will be removed or stolen. 40 more words


Change. History. Time. Feet.

I need to grow up and get better shoes. You can’t traipse around London for three days solid in worn-out Converse and not expect your feet to hate you by the end of it. 600 more words

Jean-Michel Basquiat

‘Following the fashionable lead of his time (epitomized by the Prince of Wales) he dissipated his talents and his life (1763-1804). Debts forced up his output – during the last eight years of his life he produced at least 100 canvasses a year; whilst drink and false stimulation of every sort made his work even more automatic and repetitive than it might otherwise have been.’ 655 more words

Sasha “Xpander” Rework Live at The Barbican

Sasha’s focus on the future and fresh worlds to conquer made it unlikely he’d revisit his seminal cut ‘Xpander’, which electrified dancefloors in 1999 and has been spoken of with awe ever since. 233 more words