James Spooner in front of Jean-Michel Basquiat's Obnoxious Liberals

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Part 2


“Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”
—Jean-Michel Basquiat
(December 22, 1960–August 12, 1988)

The "Punk and No Wave" segment, hosted by James Spooner, who co-founded Afropunk Festival and ran an underground club on Canal Street in the early 90’s, features tunes by James Chance and The Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Basquiat’s band Gray, Liquid Liquid, DNA, and Mars.



About Time Decorated

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat is a video series dedicated to the famed New York City artist. The video series includes three segments, "Jazz and Bebop," "Punk and No Wave," and "Basquiat Bebop 2 Hip Hop," where both creatives and scholars discuss the impact of each genre on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s now iconic style. Home to an unparalleled collection of Basquiat’s art, The Broad seeks to honor his legacy by exploring its musical foundations.

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