Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

EL135.13_428WHere’s an exhibition worth seeing, currently on view through August 23 at the Brooklyn Museum.

Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.

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