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Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

Learn more about Basquiat, his peers, and New York’s post-graffiti era.

The post-graffiti moment in 1980s New York City marked the transition of street art from city walls and subway trains onto canvas and into the art world. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) became the galvanizing, iconic frontrunner of this transformational and insurgent movement in contemporary American art, which resulted in an unprecedented fusion of creative energies that defied longstanding racial divisions. This exhibition features his works in painting, sculpture, drawing, video, music,

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