Photography: Lizzie Himmel/AP/Brooklyn Museum

A new online Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit, simply titled Jean-Michel Basquiat, has launched via the Brant Foundation’s website.

Curated by Dr. Dieter Buchhart, and bringing together work from across the entirety of Basquiat’s career, the exhibit explores themes including Basquiat’s tackling of racial inequality and representation, his use of language and his transformation of everyday objects.

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Debuting at the gallery’s NYC East Village branch during 2019, it features several notable pieces, including Grillo (1984), Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers) (1982), and Price of Gasoline in the Third World (1982).

‘Jean-Michel Basquiat took in everything he perceived with his five senses, from all around him,’ explains Buchhart.

‘He collaged from his surroundings, from his everyday life. It is the appropriating of the everyday, the coincidental as well as the ostensibly significant that makes his art so unmistakable, so unique.’

Explore the exhibition in full with this VR tour.

[Via The Vinyl Factory]

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Photography: Tom Powel Imaging. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

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