Two juxtaposed Basquiat works explore race and identity at Tampa Museum of Art

‘One Master Artist/ Two Masterpieces’ is on display until November 10.

'Yellow Door,' by Jean-Michael Basquiat, 1987 - C/O TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
C/O TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
'Yellow Door,' by Jean-Michael Basquiat, 1987


The Tampa Museum of Art has rolled out a new show, “One Master Artist/ Two Masterpieces,” which focuses on two Jean-Michael Basquiat works — “Yellow Door” (1985) and “Untitled” (1985). By juxtaposing these pieces the exhibit explores “provocative portrayals of race, identity, spirituality, survival, and hope in a range of assemblage objects and compositions.”

The show is part of the exhibition series “Ordinary/Extraordinary: Assemblage in Three Acts,” which has three shows incorporating works by Basquiat, Purvis Young, and a selection of 20th and 21st-century Haitian Vodou flags. TMA links these artists through their use of found objects and the historical and socio-economic narratives. “Master” is on view until November 10. 

Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. tampamuseum.org.

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