Pat and I hit up the "Basquiat Before Basquiat" show at the MCA Denver a couple of weekends ago. We're both big fans of the artist so we enjoyed seeing his early work from the years before he was discovered. We also checked out Ryan McGinley's unabashedly personal photographs on the second floor and the Wall Writers show in the basement. Really good stuff! Here are some images from the day.
Some of Basquiat's painted sweatshirts. Clearly he was endlessly, helplessly, voraciously creative.
Pat checking out a Basquiat painting.
These guys were doing a photo shoot all around the gallery. I think they must have been a band. We came across them in the Bubble Garden upstairs. The guy crouching inside the bubble had the biggest 'fro I've ever seen.
Ryan McGinley's photography, seemingly thousands of Polaroids.
I ended up on the same bench that this girl is lying on. I became engrossed by people crossing the street below me. Maybe I'll post pictures of them tomorrow.