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Basquiat: Boom for Real

Young Barbican Private View

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Get exclusive access to see Basquiat: Boom for Real with 2018's first Young Barbican private view

Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene, in this Young Barbican private view of Basquiat: Boom for Real. 

Join your other Young Barbican members for our first private view of 2018 and one of your last chances to see the UK’s first large-scale exhibition of the work of Basquiat.

The evening will also include the chance to get a unique perspective on Basquiat’s life and work and what he means to young people today with tours and performances from our Young Barbican guides. 

Talks, tours and performances

East London Juice Co.

East London Juice Co. will be with us on the night bringing their unique and nourishing refreshments for guests to try. 

The idea and movement behind East London Juice Co. is to nurture the relationship between business, health, well-being and the arts with a view to a sustainable future. Find out more through their website

£5 Young Barbican exhibition tickets

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Listen: Basquiat and Downtown on Spotify

Music had a big impact on Basquiat's art. Listen to a sample in our Basquiat playlist.... 

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Watch: Young Reviewers on Too Young for What

Is there a bit of Basquiat in all of us? Our Young Reviewers think so as they channelled their inner artists during 'Too Young for What', our day of free activities, art, workshops and performances inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat's creativity.

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