VIRTUAL ART SHOW
The son of a Haitian father and Puertorican mother, Jean-Michel Basquiat exploded into the New York art scene as a street artist and poet of the duo named Samo. Intelligent and raw, Basquiat came out of the downtown art scene to become recognized and admired in the international art markets. The gallery circuit loved this new style of raw expressionism. With the backing of Warhol, Basquiat became the toast of the town and grew quickly to inevitable superstardom.
Last year, The Brant Foundation in New York City’s East Village opened with a monumental exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat. The show brought almost 70 works by Basquiat back to the same neighborhood that had inspired him. Now, the foundation is providing a new virtual tour of the influential exhibition, allowing viewers to explore all four floors of the show and digitally view some of Basquiat’s most important works. Check out some of the images from the show and follow link to virtual experience.