It’s been more than 30 years since Basquiat‘s last major exhibition in Germany. From February 16 until May 27, Schirn in Frankfurt is showcasing a special installation centering around the iconic artist’s relationship to music, text, film, and television.
In speaking on one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, the gallery had this to say: “Basquiat’s raw, vibrant imagery is matched by a startling erudition, seen in the fragments of bold, capitalized text that abound in his works.”
They then point out that the installation is the first of its kind, situating the artist’s works within a broader cultural context.
Ahead of the opening, we had the opportunity to get a peek at Schirn’s celebratory Basquiat exhibition. For a glimpse inside, scan through the gallery above.
Following, visit Schirn for more on the installation.
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- Photography: Ahmed Chrediy / Highsnobiety