Art A virtual tour through the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat

A virtual tour through the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Giulia Pacciardi

Last year, The Brant Foundation in the East Village of New York City opened an exhibition dedicated to Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most important exponents of American graffiti art, focusing on works created between 1980 and 1987.

Inside the foundation, an area of 7,000 square meters divided on four floors, were exhibited over 70 works, including paintings and drawings, signed by the American artist with a short but very prolific career.

This year, to allow the largest number of people to visit the exhibition, the foundation decided to digitize it and make it visible thanks to a virtual tour that makes it possible to explore the entire exhibition space.

Among the works that can be seen are “Grillo”, “Arroz con Pollo”, “Price of Gasoline in the Third World” and portraits of some of his heroes such as jazz legend Charlie Parker and boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis.

This initiative is part of #MuseumFromHome, a collection of online activities, games, and programs designed by the Brant Foundation and inspired by the exhibitions she organized.

Start your personal tour by clicking here.

PH: Tom Powel

Written by Giulia Pacciardi
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