Dr. Todd Boyd

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Part 3


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

The third and final segment of the series, delivered by Dr. Todd Boyd, a.k.a. "Notorious Ph.D.," examines the rich cultural era in which Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged and draws a line from bebop to hip hop. Boyd’s keen observations on Basquiat’s subject matter and style reveal how popular American culture, Black culture, sports, cinema, and music intertwine in the artist’s iconic works. Featuring music by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, KRS-One, N.W.A., Public Enemy, and Rammellzee Vs. K-Rob.  



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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