Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, identity and social tension. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time opens this weekend at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, marking the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada. In conjunction with the exhibition, the AGO is presenting a programme of talks, screenings and classes. Hear from experts on the artist and his work, see films featuring Basquiat or get painting in one of their studio courses. See here for a full listing of Basquiat related events.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, February 7 – May 10, 2015, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto