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Members' Private View Basquiat: Boom for Real

Barbican Members Only

Photo of Basquiat wearing an Adidas tshirt, suit and football helmet

Join us for an evening of cocktails, canapés, and music to celebrate the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988)

Explore the fascinating work of Jean-Michel Basquiat after hours at this special private view. 

Drawing from international museums and private collections, Basquiat: Boom for Real brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, many never before seen in the UK, including a partial reconstruction of the first body of work that Basquiat exhibited, made for Diego Cortez’s watershed group show New York / New Wave at PS1 in 1981.

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The Nudge member guest list is now full up for this event. If you would like to be added to the wait list please email Barbican Membership.

Tickets are limited so must be booked in advance

Our Members' private views are always very well subscribed. If you have tickets that you are no longer able to use please do let us know so that someone else can come along instead. Email us at Barbican. Membership. 

Please note there are no bags (including handbags) or photography allowed within the exhibition. There is a free cloakroom is available adjacent to the entrance of the gallery. 

This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Basquiat Exhibition Circle and our sponsors, NET-A-PORTER, PHILLIPS and tp bennett. The public programme is funded by Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund of the London Community Foundation.  The development of this exhibition was supported in part by an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Research Grant. Outdoor Media Partner: Jack Arts. Hotel partner: ACE Hotels.