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Friday, 06 February 2015 11:41

The Art Gallery of Ontario Presents a Major Jean-Michel Basquiat Retrospective

Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'ENOB,' 1985. Jean-Michel Basquiat's 'ENOB,' 1985. Flickr

Jean-Michel Basquiat's first retrospective in Canada opens in Toronto this weekend, with nearly 100 large paintings as well as drawings, sculptures, and video filling the halls of "Now's the Time," (a Martin Luther King quote/the title of a painting) at the AGO.

More impactful and comprehensive than past shows like the Brooklyn Museum's "Street to Studio," the exhibit witnesses the curators separate Basquiat's works into nine sections that successfully represent the themes and stylistic variety of the multifaceted 1980's American artist. The show's only downfall may come from Toronto itself.

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