Special Showing of a Work by Basquiat

“One Basquiat,” a showing of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting “Untitled” will be the center piece of exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum in connection with Black History Month, reports Andrea Leonhardt in BK Reader.

From Jan. 26 to March 11, the work of the Brooklyn-born graffiti artist, who died in 1988, will be on display thanks to art collector Yusaku Maezawa.

“I am thrilled to be sending Basquiat’s masterpiece home to Brooklyn,” said Mr. Maezawa. “It is my hope that through the exhibition and extensive programming accompanying it, the young people of the borough will be inspired by their local hero, just as he has inspired so many of us around the world.”

After a world tour, “Untitled” will eventually be housed in a museum that Mr. Maezawa is building in his hometown Chiba, Japan. Created in 1982, “Untitled” ranks among Basquiat’s most powerful paintings.

Go to BK Reader to learn about the Brooklyn Museum’s programming during Black History Month, including talks about and a tribute to Basquiat.

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