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Basquiat, Bebop and the Beats

Barbican Centre
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Jean-Michel Basquiat had a personal collection of more than 3,000 records and his works are abound with references to jazz and blues. In this special event to coincide with major exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real in the Art Gallery, discover how music became a powerful source of inspiration with renowned jazz scholar Francesco Martinelli followed by a Q&A led by musician and writer David Toop.

Photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat, King Zulu, 1986. Courtesy Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo: Gasull Fotografia