Art On My Wall: Basquiat

What better was to spend a sleepy Sunday than to visit the magical Brooklyn Museum of Art. The building is truly this majestic place right in the middle of the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. If you have to walk, run or jog, please do get there to catch the “One Basquiat” show currently on exhibit until March 11, 2018. It is called “One Basquiat” because there is 1 of Basquiat’s painting on exhibit. The lucky painting that we are getting to see is the now famous piece called “Untitled” that was recently acquired by Mr. Yusaku Maezawa, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector.

Mr. Maezawa is young, at 41-years-old he is an accomplished entrepreneur but also a philanthropist as he shares his love of art with us. He recently wrote on Instagram: “When I first encountered this painting, I was struck with so much excitement and gratitude for my love of art. I want to share that experience with as many people was possible.”

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“Untitled” by Basquiat
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Brooklyn born and bred, Basquiat.

while I was at the Brooklyn Museum, I had to visit the 3rd floor. It’s where you can view the vast exhibit on Egyptian relics. Below are some pieces of Nefertiti in sandstone. I am forever intrigued by Egyptian history, culture and life.

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A FROtastic show at the Brooklyn Museum.

The Brooklyn Museum welcomed it’s 1 millionth visitor to it’s Target First Saturdays. Target sponsors many free events in cultural institutions across the city and the Brooklyn Museum’ First Saturday is a great way to spend some time soaking up the arts and engage in lively, timely cultural discussions all for free. This Saturday there was a presentation for Michael July’s coffee table book, “Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair”. The event was hosted by the fabulously candid, Micheala Angela Davis and the extremely funny, Malik Yoba. He is an actor but may have been a comic in his former life. Anu Prestonia of Khamit Kinks, a popular natural hair salon in Brooklyn, curated a natural hair show.

Michaela Angela Davis and Malik Yoba were the evenings host. They presented Michael July's "Afros".
Michaela Angela Davis and Malik Yoba were the evening’s hosts. They presented Michael July’s “Afros”.
Anu of Khamit Kinks curated a hair show with three natural hair models.
Anu of Khamit Kinks curated a hair show with three natural hair models.
Anu's gifted stylist, who hails from Senegal, created 3 unique styles for the models.
Anu’s gifted stylist, who hails from Senegal, created 3 unique styles for the models.
The venue was full and the natural hairstyles were beyond fabulous.
The venue was full and the natural hairstyles were beyond fabulous.
The ladies were styled to perfection.
The ladies were styled to perfection.
Momma afros and baby afros.
Momma afros and baby afros.
TWAs on display.
TWAs on display.
There were also lovers who shared a passion for natural hair.
There were also lovers who shared a passion for natural hair.
Locks were styled in intricate updos.
Locks were styled in intricate updos.
The fellas also came out in droves. They too represented in stylish ways.
The fellas also came out in droves. They too represented in stylish ways.

It is the museum after all so you cannot forget about the arts. I got the chance to check out a great Civil Rights exhibit.

You cannot forget about the art.
You cannot forget about the art.
"Witness: Arts and Civil Rights in the 60s". #Activism
“Witness: Arts and Civil Rights in the 60s”. #Activism
This year is the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This exhibit reminds us of the way things are and the way they used to be.
This year is the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This exhibit reminds us of the way things are and the way they used to be.

 

http://www.Brooklynmuseum.org

 

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