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Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection

Art | June 6, 2017 |

Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection_004Image courtesy of Dart Chiostro del Bramante

Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection
Chiostro del Bramante, Rome
From 24 March to 30 July 2017

 

The Chiostro presents an impressive exhibition of the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat chosen from the Mugrabi Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of contemporary art. There are about 100 works in the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition: acrylics and oils, drawings, important collaborative works with Andy Warhol, silkscreen prints and ceramics produced between 1981 and 1987, a period of time in which almost all of Basquiat’s turbulent and anguished life and career unfolded. Basquiat played an emblematic role in the New York art scene during the 1980s, and he quickly became one of the most popular artists of our times. Almost thirty years after his death in August 1988, his works and his artistic language continue to fascinate the public all over the world.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection_002Image courtesy of Dart Chiostro del Bramante

 

Appearing under the pseudonym “SAMO”, Basquiat began with Street Art, which he soon abandoned, emerging at only 20 years of age as one of the most famous and fêted rising stars in the world of art. His works drew upon a wide variety of sources; his expressive means created an original and distinctive language that was exceptionally scathing of repressive power structures and racism. Proud of his African-American roots, Basquiat imbued his works with such dramatic character, such energy and such a firm denouncement of social inequality, that he would open the way to future generations of black artists.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection_003Image courtesy of Dart Chiostro del Bramante

 

Basquiat’s artistic output synthesized abstraction and neo-expressionist figurative art and his hectic and incessant quest produced works of earthy, tribal and devastating effect. He utilized painting but especially writing, a constant feature in his works, often its very fabric. Basquiat used and manipulated words in context as a graphic and significant sign – as lyrics to his own unique inner beat.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat. New York City. Works from Mugrabi Collection_001Image courtesy of Dart Chiostro del Bramante

 

Basquiat died of an overdose at only 27 years of age – the seemingly inevitable outcome of a life split between genius and excess. Although Basquiat’s artistic activities had taken shape over a mere decade of time, in this brief period his frenetic energy brought him to produce a body of work characterized by a style and a spirit that have made him one of the great witnesses of his epoch.

 

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