basel: basquiat

the sleepy town of basel may not be your destination of choice but the fascinating basquiat show could definitely change that. organized by the fondation beyeler on the occasion of the artist's 50th birthday, this is the most comprehensive exhibition of jean-michel basquiat ever held this side of the atlantic. over 100 works are put on display, giving you insight into his unique artistic development and reflecting his place in art history [on until sep 5]. location: baselstrasse 101 [riehen]. © the estate of jean-michel basquiat, new york [2010] / photo: lizzie himmel - the artist in his studio in new york [1985]