The Chiostro del Bramante pays tribute to the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, an iconic and controversial figure of the New York culture of the 1980s.
Up to 2 July 2017, around 100 exhibits will be on display, including oils, acrylics, drawings, some important collaborations with Andy Warhol, serigraphs and ceramics, works made between 1981 and 1987 among the most representative of his production, all from Mugrabi Collection, one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the world.
Basquiat begins precisely with the graffiti that he will soon leave, becoming, at the age of 20, one of the most famous and celebrated rising stars in the art world. His works draw on the most disparate sources, his expressive means create an original and incisive artistic language, which points to a harsh criticism of the structures of power and racism.
Exhibition of Basquiat in Rome at the Chiostro del Bramante