EXHIBIT: "JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT"
WHERE: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK CITY
WHAT: MORE THAN 90 PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, CONSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER MEDIA
THE BOTTOM LINE: The show recapitulates the overhyping of a limited '80s talent.
The exhibition of the works of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat that opened at Manhattan's Whitney Museum of American Art last month is billed as a retrospective. It does cover the artist's working life: about nine years. But since it aims to present the deceased as the black Chatterton of Postmodernism -- the "marvellous boy," cut off in his prime by a drug overdose at the age...