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‘Nothing quite prepares you for the impact of this exhibition’: Haring Basquiat at the NGV

In the 1980s, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were the bad boys of the New York art scene who meteorically rose from street art notoriety to main street fame and glory.

In recent years, the National Gallery of Victoria has established a reputation for bold, startling and unexpected pairing of artists, for example Escher X Nendo or the Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang.

  • Sasha Grishin
  • The Conversation

With Basquiat and Haring, it is a case of natural selection.

The two artists were friends and …

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