New York Art Legend, Jean Michel Basquiat, To Be Featured in NorthPark’s ArtROCKS.

27. That’s how many years Jean Michel Basquiat lived until his unfortunate and tragic death in 1988. In those 27 short years however, he gifted the world with some of the most unique, thought-provoking, immersive pieces the art world had ever seen. His talent was so raw and exceptional that he even managed to impress the great Andy Warhol before he (Basquiat) had made a name for himself. His short tenure as a street artist and later as a traditional artist, was enough to propel him into worldwide stardom. That love and passion he had for creating art could still be felt today whenever someone looks at one of his pieces and because of that, Basquiat will forever be considered as one of the greatest artists not only of our time but in history.

Residents of the Dallas/Fort. Worth area now have the opportunity to witness first-hand the greatness of Jean Michel Basquiat. The NorthPark Center is returning with its highly successful ArtROCKS event in the month of March. ArtROCKS is a free art program for children which introduces them to the world’s most famous artists through a range of creative activities. In past events they have highlighted artists like Andy Warhol, Kaws, and Salvador Dalí. Families who plan to attend the event can expect their children to enjoy art projects with Artist DIY, Creative Arts Center, Sour Grapes and KidArt, as well as a Bookmarks scavenger hunt and walkSTEM tours. ArtROCKS will take place in the NorthPark Center in the NorthCourt section of the mall which is located on level one between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Whether you are an art enthusiast or just want to have a fun time with the family, everybody should come out to this event. What Jean Michel was able to create is not something that many people can do. His artwork is some of the best in the world and should definitely be seen in person, and who knows maybe your son or daughter could be the next Basquiat.

Images courtesy of NorthPark Center, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Kam Williams.

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