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portrait of basquiat being welcomed by the metropolitan police

from banksy, jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

A queue of fairgoers in line for a Basquiat-themed ferris wheel is the second of two pieces here by Banksy that takes a jab at the Barbican Center’s exhibition for Basquiat whose art career started in the New York graffiti scene of the late 70s and early 80s.

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portrait of basquiat being welcomed by the metropolitan police

from banksy, jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy’s ‘Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show’ featuring a character appropriated from Basquiat’s ‘Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump’ appeared in the Barbican Tunnel just before the September 2017 opening of a Basquiat showcase at the Barbican Center in London.

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basquiat’s art studio

from jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27 here at his art studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan on August 12, 1988.

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brexit mural

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy's critique of Brexit appeared on the side of a Castle Amusements building in Dover, next to the ferry port connecting the UK with France, in early May 2017. The family that owns the building plans to attempt to sell the piece, although that same family was thwarted by a judge in 2015 after trying to sell an earlier Banksy piece. Who knows how long this one will stick around.

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the highway on the ok computer album cover

from radiohead posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

All credit to reddit for this where a sleuth worked out the location of the highway intersection on the cover of Radiohead's OK Computer using the expanded artwork from the 20th anniversary re-release, a forum for people really into highways and surprisingly not an obsessive amount of time. It's I-84 and I-91 in Hartford, CT if you want to have a visit.

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