Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

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Nov 17 2017 - Mar 11 2018

Cranbrook Art Museum

Bloomfield Hills, MI

The exhibition includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, this exhibition explores how the context of life in New York informed and formed Basquiat’s artistic practice.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

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