The response to our pieces on BSA and Huffpost yesterday has been sort of overwhelming – with people writing to us and commenting and sharing the article in large numbers on social media. Last nights pre-opening party at the museum was also enthusiastic, and although we don’t do the name-dropping thing much, we were gobsmacked to see members of his family at the dinner as well as many of the “Downtown” crowd from that era who were charming and celebratory as we listened to Director Arnold Lehman and the two curators describe the show and the process of putting it together.
Jeff Aerosol on a rooftop in Brooklyn. January 2010 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
If this personal and virtual traffic is any indication, the new Notebooks show is already a huge hit. Of course Jean-Michel Basquiat AKA ©SAMO AKA Basquiat continues to be an inspiration to a number of artists on the street as well. To mark the upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum Basquiat The Unknown Notebooks officially opening tomorrow April 3rd, here we present you with a handful of images from our archives with tributes to the influential Brooklyn graffiti writer/ street artist / contemporary artist.
Zimad in Bushwick, Brooklyn. December 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tomoo Gokita on the streets of Brooklyn. April 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
KOBRA on the streets of Brooklyn. October 2014 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Al Diaz remembers his writing partner as SAMO© at “21st Precinct”. Manhattan. August 2014. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Collectivo FX. Sassuolo, Italy. September 2013 (photo © Collectivo FX)
TYNK. Manhattan. March 2015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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