Banksy Hits The Barbican Centre With His Latest Piece
The Bristol born street artist, Banksy, celebrates the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition with this latest Mural near the Barbican Centre, London.
Following on from his last piece, referencing the Brexit vote in Dover and of course the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Banksy is back with his latest piece. In celebration of the opening of the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition in London, the murals take some of Basquiat’s art with a modern street art twist. Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the pioneers of the New York graffiti scene writing ‘SAMO’ around Lower Manhattan in the late 70’s. The Brooklyn born artist went from being homeless to staring on live TV shows, selling his art for tens of thousands of dollars and making hip hop records. After battling with heroin addiction, sadly the New York artist died of an overdose at the age of 27 in 1988.
Banksy has shown his admiration and respect for the artist with these 2 murals which have been spotted near the Barbican Centre in London. The Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition ‘Boom For Real’ starts this Wednesday till 28th January 2018. Further information surrounding the event can be found at barbican.org.uk.
Image Credits: David Mirzoeff, Guardian Press