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Basquiat Exhibit In Denver Offers Portrait Of The Artist's Early Period05:03Download

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, in the New York apartment in 1980. (Courtesy Alexis Adler)MoreCloseclosemore
Jean-Michel Basquiat, in the New York apartment in 1980. (Courtesy Alexis Adler)

An exhibit now on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver shows never-before-seen artwork by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat is best known for his street graffiti and large paintings.

But as Corey H. Jones (@CPRJones) of Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio reports, the exhibit looks at the years before the artist was well-known, when he painted on the walls of a New York apartment and on small objects like jars.

This segment aired on March 16, 2017.

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