From its street art and graffiti roots, Basquiat's work encompassed music, performance and film, and the exhibition also includes rare film, photography, music and archival material from the time. Running alongside the exhibition is The Grime and the Glamour NYC 1976-1990, a fascinating collection of films which looks back ‘at the scuzzy and blisteringly creative streets of the late 1970s and 80s New York City, as seen on the big screen’. There's a chance to see some corkers, from graffiti classic Wildstyle to Madonna'sfinest hour in Desperately Seeking Susan, plus a triple bill of films about the legendary New York punk club CBGBs.
In keeping with the spirit of the exhibition, there's also a raft of events including theatre, performance and music throughout the show, plus an evening talk about the origins of style at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. And while you're there, don't forget to grab a catalogue (designed by APFEL) and to check out Banksy's nod to Basquiat on the wall outside.
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