Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Rob Perrée

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Charl Landvreugd


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Ruben Cabenda + Annemarie Daniel: Galerie 23, Amsterdam


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Kadara Enyeasi


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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Poet

BOOM Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hollywood Africans, 1983, Whitney Museum of American Art, ARS, New York, ADAGP, Paris_preview

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most famous artists at the moment. He died almost 30 years ago at the age of 27. A lot of artists are influenced by him, especially black artists. His work is popular among young people. I am wondering how much of a poet he was. He started his career with texts on walls in lower Manhattan, in a lot of his drawings and paintings texts play an important role.

Rob Perrée on the poet Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Hollywood Africans, 1983 (Whitney Museum of American Art/ARS New York/ADAGP, Paris)


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Tirzo Martha: I wonder if they’ll laugh when I’m dead.


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