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By Adam Lehrer

Jean-Michel Basquiat “Words Are All We Have” at Nahmad Contemporary in New York Nahmad Contemporary presents its first exhibition dedicated solely to Jean-Michel Basquiat, organized by guest curator and preeminent Basquiat scholar Dr. Dieter Buchhart. Centering on the critical function of language in the work of Basquiat, this comprehensive exhibition will illuminate the artist’s pioneering incorporation of literaryand musical elements into his work. Most often identified with both the formal and stylistic aspects of Neo-Expressionism, Basquiat’s linguistically complex paintings place him within the trajectory of the Beat Generation writers and the evolution of jazz and hiphop.

Jean-Michel Basquiat "Words Are All We Have" will be on view until June 11, 2016 at Nahmad Contemporary, 980 Madison Avenue