Jean-Michel Basquiat<br/>
<em>Untitled (Pecho/Oreja)</em> 1982-83<br/>
acrylic, oil stick and paper collage on canvas<br/>
183 x 183 cm<br/>
Onyx Art Collection<br/>
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licenced by Artestar, New York<br/>

Levels 7–12

These resources have been designed to support school and gallery based learning for the exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse and interpret themes, concepts and ideas in Haring and Basquiat’s work and discuss how they are expressed.
  • Identify and discuss important influences on Haring and Basquiat’s personal style and choices in art making.
  • Explore how Haring and Basquiat use materials, techniques, technologies and processes to realise their intentions in their artworks.
  • Identify and connect specific features of Haring and Basquiat’s work to a wider historical, cultural and social context.
  • Compare and contrast the work of Haring and Basquiat and explore the parallels in their lives.

Related Student Learning Programs


  • Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat - Teacher Resource

    This powerpoint presentation introduces Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and highlights key themes from the exhibition. It includes teacher notes and discussion prompts for students.

  • Artist Notebook – Student Resource

    Follow this self-guided student activity through the exhibition and explore the techniques Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat used to create art. Free printed copies are available to pick up from the Schools Entrance to NGV International.