The Basquiat exhibit at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil includes 80 of the artist’s works from the private collection of José Mugrabi. The exhibition includes paintings, collages, sketches and ceramic plates.

Jean-Michel Basquiat  {1960-1988} was born and raised in Brooklyn, and was strongly influenced by the pulse of New York City in the 1970’s and 1980’s. An African-American painter, sculptor and draughtsman who utilized imagery and symbolism from African, Aztec, Greek and Roman cultures, as well as incorporating influences from his Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage. His bicultural focus included graffiti art, cartoons along with street imagery. Basquiat met Andy Warhol in 1983, they became close friends as well as collaborators on several pieces.

1982 Coelho vermelho {Red Rabbit}, Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1983 Flash em Napoles {Flash in Naples} Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas
1982 Quatro Grandes {Four Big}, Acrylic and collage on canvas
1983 Nu reclinado {Reclining Nude, Crayon on paper
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1985 Ovos {Eggs}, Acrylic on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat + Andy Warhol 1984, Sem titulo {Dois caes} {Untitled- Two Dogs}, Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – CentroCEP: 20010-000 / Rio de Janeiro (RJ)(21) 3808-2020


Destination: Rio

Sean and Tony departed to Rio de Janeiro to unwind and relax after the holiday. The botanical gardens were first on the list of sites with Christ the Redeemer in the background of the first photo is breathtaking. The statue is surrounded by mist after a heavy rain.

When it’s time for a café break Tony enjoys treats from Confeitaria Colombo on Rua Gonçalves Dias, 32, this establishment is 120 years old and the food is absolutely amazing when dining in an antiquated establishment.Copacabana is one of the most famous beaches in the world, and is absolutely beautiful after a storm. You can almost hear the sounds of bossa nova from Antônio Carlos Jobim.

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