Before Jean-Michel Basquiat became a prolific neo-expressionist artist, a 16 year-old Basquiat and his friend Al Diaz made their mark on Lower Manhattan as graffiti artists, together under the pseudonym SAMO. Before his tragic death in 1988 at age 27, Basquiat’s short, impactful career was full of highlights— Explore his life, his influence, and his place in American art history during Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, an exhibition curated by Howl! Happening in New York, Sara Driver, Carlo McCormick, and Mary-Ann Monforton, and presented by Contemporary Art Toledo. On Saturday, February 9, a reception will be held from 5-7pm, followed by a 7pm film screening of the documentary BOOM FOR REAL: the Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat and a Q&A with exhibit curator Carlo McCormick.
On view Friday, January 25 through March 22.
Walter E. Terhune Art Gallery at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts
567-661-7081 | owens.edu/fpa/terhune.html | Free