Boom for real

Basquiat barbican 2018 boom for real

Last night we had the luxury of visiting Basquiat’s ‘Boom for Real’ exhibition at the Barbican and it was so inspiring and fantastic. It was a real nostalgia trip as we had studied his work and based our art A-Levels around it, with his style essentially encouraging us to pursue illustration.

Highlights included learning more about SAMO©, the Mudd Club and his friendship with Andy Warhol. Also, if you haven’t seen ‘Downtown 81(New York Beat)’ deffo check it out – there’s even a bizarre cheeky cameo with Debbie Harry!