The Brooklyn Museum housed in the Beaux-Arts Building in New York is considered to be one of the most renowned museums in the country since its humble beginnings in its late 19th century opening. In addition to the museum’s impressive collection, which ranges from ancient to contemporary art, an online collection exhibiting the works of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most influential artists of the Neo-Expressionist Movement, has been added to its repertoire.
The online exhibit titled “Street to Studio: The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat,” displays some of Basquiat’s works famous for their socio-economical, political, gender, and cultural identity themes inclusive of: The Nile; CPRKR; Jimmy Best; Per Capita; Notary; and Gold Griot.
One of the most interesting concepts of the Street to Studio is that it gives those visitors to the website an opportunity to create printable version of their own Basquiat inspired artwork. So if you’re looking to celebrate Black History Month in an unconventional way, planning a visit to Brooklyn, or simply exploring the arts, the Basquiat collection is a great start, and can be done from the comfort of your own home. The collection is accessible at: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/basquiat/street-to-studio/english/explore.php).
-Jes, The Nomadic