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BASQUIAT BEFORE BASQUIAT at Cranbrook Art Museum

It is fascinating to see the drawings and works on paper of a such a famous icon as Jean-Michel Basquiat. during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. This archival material provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980 is presented at Cranbrook Art Museum contemporaneously alongside three other solo exhibitions by artists that all operate at the insertion of art and street culture: Ryan McGinness: Studio Views; Keith Haring: The End of the Line; and Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films.

 

 

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