Roma pays host to Basquiat

Title: "Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paintings"
Location: Chiostro del Bramante, Via della Pace. Until April 7
Opening Times: Every day from 10am to 7pm, Fridays - From 10am to 12 midnight, Closed on Mondays.

The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome is paying host to the Basquiat exhibition running until April 7. Basquiat is one of the symbols of 80s New York art and the exhibition includes about fifty important works, large canvases and three extremely rare drawings which date back to his earliest period of production.
The exhibition covers the short but extremely intense artistic activity of this American painter, going from his first official exhibition, the memorable "New York/New Wave" collection, held in 1981 at Psl through to his last works dating from 1988, produced before he was found dead in his apartment on an August morning at only 28 years of age, the cause of death being a heroin overdose.
Thanks to his premature death, Jean-Michel Basquiat, the only black artist to gain universal recognition and be appreciated by both critics and traders, has entered into art legend, loved and celebrated as a leader or rock star.
In 1983 he met Andy Warhol who he worked with until the death of the latter in 1987.
The 50 works on display in the Chiostro del Bramante come from Italian, French, Spanish, Swiss and American collections.