Brooklyn Museum never ceases to amaze us. Their recent works and upcoming exhibits are ones to watch and definitely attend. Their current show, Killer Heels, has kept the hallways filled and crowds in awe. Kehinde Wiley’s A New Republic exhibit premiered last week and is running to the end of May, while Basquiat’s notebooks will be on display this coming spring.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic | February 20 – May 24, 2015 | 5th Floor
The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist’s prolific fourteen-year career and features sixty paintings and sculptures. (source: Brooklyn Museum)
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Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks | April 3 – August 23, 2015 | 4th Floor
Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat filled numerous notebooks with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. The first major exhibition of the artist’s notebooks, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. (source: Brooklyn Museum)
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