Banksy’s New Murals Honor Jean-Michel Basquiat

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September 19, 2017
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The Barbican in London received some unexpected artwork by ambiguous artist Banksy this past weekend. The Barbican is set to host the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition on September 20. Given that Banksy and Basquiat share a love for graffiti and distaste for the authorities, it’s no surprise Banksy is a fan.

Banksy’s addition to the exhibition features two murals. The first illustrates a figure (Basquiat, according to Banksy’s Instagram caption) being searched by two police officers. The second is a ferris wheel, with the caption “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls.” Banksy also recently revealed an anti-weapon piece last week in London for the Art of the Arms Fair.

If you happen to be in London, you can check out the Basquiat exhibition from September 21, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

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