“We strive to be imperfect, rugged and eccentrically beautiful.”
Through this quote, attributed to his band, Gray, J-M Basquiat raises three key points relating to the way his art is perceived. These points combine with works teeming with references to his life. Personal encounters, musical and cultural inspirations – everything collides and overlaps. To get to grips with a work, there are a multiple points of view that enable us to appreciate the artist’s mode of expression. In this sense, we help the visitor to enjoy Basquiat’s work through an exhibition that reveals and explains the many established links. Plunged into near-darkness, and associated with layering effects, the references spring up before their eyes.