Basquiat: The unknown notebooks- at The Brooklyn Museum April 3–August 23, 2015

By March 31, 2015Flower Talk
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibit in Brooklyn
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibit in Brooklyn

I am a NYC floral designer first and foremost- but my background is painting/sculpture/design. It’s what informs my understanding of color and form, and out of  that comes lot’s of inspiration.
Coming up another show you don’t want to miss.Definitely interesting and a show you may want to catch when you are in town during the Summer.

April 3–August 23, 2015

Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.

A self-taught artist with encyclopedic and cross-cultural interests, Basquiat was influenced by comics, advertising, children’s sketches, Pop art, hip-hop, politics, and everyday life. Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks emphasizes the distinct interplay of text and images in Basquiat’s art, providing unprecedented insight into the importance of writing in the artist’s process. The notebook pages on display contain early renderings of iconic imagery—tepees, crowns, skeleton-like figures, and grimacing faces—that also appear throughout his large-scale works, as well as an early drawing related to his series of works titled Famous Negro Athletes.

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and is curated by Dieter Buchhart, guest curator, with Tricia Laughlin Bloom, former Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation and Christie’s.