Wednesday, February 4

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time

"Now’s The Time", 1985
"Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, identity and social tension. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at age 27, his groundbreaking drawings and paintings continue to challenge perceptions, provoke vital dialogues and empower us to think critically about the world around us. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time marks the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada and will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America."
Art Gallery of Ontario
YouTube: 'Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time'

2013 April: Saving Basquiat: Seeing the Art Through the Myth-Making at Gagosian