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Exhibition April 5 − August 2

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the halls of the gallery "LG31" holds an exhibition“Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation”.

The exhibition presents the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) in painting, sculpture, graphics, video, music and fashion, as well as the work of his contemporaries and co-authors - A-One, ERO, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura, Keith Haring, Kool Koor, LA2, Lady Pink, Lee Quinones, Rammelse and Toxic.

The development of graffiti in the 1980s in New York marked the transition of street art from city walls and subway trains to the canvas and into the world of commercial and "high" art. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) became the inspiring, iconic leader of this transformational and rebellious movement in contemporary American art, which led to an unprecedented fusion of creative energies that challenged long-standing racial divisions. This is the first major exhibition that sets out the conceptual aspects of Basquiat's work in relation to hip-hop and illustrates how the easel and reflective portraiture of the author and his black and Hispanic fellow artists took a significant place in his creative heritage.

Based on site materialsBoston Museum of Fine Arts.