Time Out Reader’s Evening: ‘Basquiat: Boom for Real’

Discover the story of the graffiti artist-turned-superstar

What is it? A Time Out-only evening at the Barbican’s Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition. Why buy? Who was Jean-Michel Basquiat? His star may have burned bright and short – he tragically died aged 27 in 1988 – but the New York artist, poet and musician was still hugely influential, as will be explored in this exhibition at the Barbican, his first major UK retrospective. We’ve partnered with the Barbican to hold this evening event just for Time Out readers. There’ll be a drinks reception among the tropical plants of the Garden Room, before assistant curator Lotte Johnson goes on to introduce the show, and lift the lid on the Brooklyn-born artist who became an art world superstar. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the coolest exhibition of the autumn season. This ticket includes one complimentary glass of wine at the drinks reception. Terms of entry: This ticket is valid for one entry to Time Out Reader Event - Barbican’s Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition on Friday September 22. Over 18s only. Doors open at 6.00pm and drinks reception starts on Level 3 in The Garden Room. Introductory curator talk starts at 6.30pm followed by entry to the exhibition. Ticket includes entry to the exhibition, curator’s introduction and a glass of wine. Please present your e-ticket on arrival. Please note that photography and filming may occur on the evening which may feature visitors. Photo: © Edo Bertoglio, courtesy of Maripol. Artwork: © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. By purchasing a ticket and attending the event, you are agreeing to the use of these images in any future promotional, advertising or publicity material. Transaction is powered by YPlan. No bags (including handbags) — a free cloakroom is available adjacent to the exhibition entrance. No photography. This voucher cannot be cancelled, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.


Barbican, London

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