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By Sarah Cascone

Guest curator Dieter Buchhart, the Basquiat scholar who organized the runaway hit show of Basquiat’s notebooks at the Brooklyn Museum, shines a spotlight on the central importance of language in the artist’s practice. “Basquiat’s linguistically complex paintings place him within the trajectory of the Beat Generation writers and the evolution of jazz and hip-hop,” notes the exhibition description (May 2–June 11).

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