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Crossing Currents

The Synergy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Ouattara Watts

March 30, 2004, through June 06, 2004
This exhibition focuses upon a small selection of works by the African American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Cote d'Ivoirian artist Ouattara Watts. It addresses Basquiat and Watts's personal negotiations with their own multicultural identities, experiences, and evocations, which culminate in their intense artistic searches for belonging in a transnational world.
This exhibition is presented as part of New Art Now, the Hood's yearlong celebration of contemporary art. On view from March 30 to June 6, the exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and is generously funded by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund.
Curated by Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Collections
Hood Museum