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Returning the Colonial Gaze... Now showing until 30th May. The @barbicancentre present bold films from Francophone Africa and France offering ground breaking new visions from 1950 to 1975! Part of the Art of Change... 🎬 #barbican #barbicancentre #art #arts #cinema #film #screening #filmseason #bold #groundbreaking #vision

// After wandering homeless around a messy New York City during the last part of the '70s, Jean-Michel Basquiat was catapulted to fame after selling a postcard drawing to Andy Warhol. The young artist, then in his 20s, immediately got exposed to other contemporary personalities that ranged from singers (like David Byrne from the Talking Heads) to prominent gallery owners and arts patrons.

The exhibition ‘Boom for Real’, held from September ’17 to past January ’18 at the @barbicancentre , displayed the picture shown as part of a solo retrospective of Basquiat. Currently, the artists’ works count themselves among the most demanded and most sought-after in the global market, both by private and institutional collectors. The pieces that the artist almost compulsively produced during his short life currently achieve prices that can vary widely; from $1.000 interevened Polaroids (very commonly produced during heavy-partying sessions) to ‘Untitled’, a full-scale oil painting sold by @sothebys New York for $110.5 million.

Brutalism basking in 2016 sunshine.

The most confusing building in London.

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An amazing night out at #Barbican. #Exhibition: another kind of life, #workshops, indoor #garden, nice tea and coffee, oh I'm loving it!!! #sketches at the exhibition, as #nophotography ;respect! Selected photographers use camera as a medium to explore the kind of life that the main stream media does not mention usually; the kind of life that most people are avoiding in the 50s 60s. The margin of the society. For example, mixed race couple, DC, trans, the third sex, trouble youths... Decades after, I find those marginalised group are still being marginalised... Although more and more people are willing to understand and accept, but what I'm asking for is, a world that is open enough that no one needs to justify oneself, that all-in-one can be accepted naturally. For example, people don't need to come out from the "closet", as no one needs to hide inside at the first place... Just admit it, we are all queer. (#Foucault has explained very well. Imao) I can imagine, that makes many more happy people in the world. #sketchbook #notebook #watercolor #urbansketch #urbansketchers #galleryvisit #marginalgroup #dc #lgbt #sad #draweverywhere #studies #artjournal #artist #philosophy #happierworld #barbicancentre #postcard #photographers #drawing #linedrawing #winsorandnewton #zine

Self-portrait with Andrej at the Barbican, London. A pleasure to work with you @andrej.jelic #documentary #filmmaker #newproject #london #barbicancentre

A walk around the Barbican Centre at lunchtime - it’s a mass of concrete but probably an architectural triumph in it’s time #Barbican #barbicancentre #architecture #brutalist #london

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