By Zinta Jauntis, MA Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts
On the 6th December 2017, the UAL Postgraduate Community Programme organised a Pop Up Common Room event at the ‘Basquiat Boom For Real‘ exhibition at the Barbican Centre. The event was an exclusive, early morning curator led tour of Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican. Postgraduate Community Ambassador for Camberwell College of Arts Zinta Jauntis attended the event and reports back on the event here.
A PG Community visit to the Basquiat: Boom for real exhibition
Assistant Curator Lotte Johnson gave us an insightful tour of the exhibition ‘Basquiat: boom for real’ at the Barbican. Like most who attend attended this event, I was familiar with the scratch like paintings Basquiat produced and his famous friendship with Andy Warhol, but I did not anticipate the extent of experimentation and wide-ranging references that could be seen in his work. For one hour Lotte successfully unpicked the depth and breadth of references and symbols that Basquiat used throughout his life.