Originally published on Apollo Magazine

Paris gallery cancels show of artist accused of plagiarising Basquiat | After online accusations that artist Guillaume Verda had plagiarised the style of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sakura Gallery in Paris has cancelled a solo show of the former’s work. Citing concern for ‘public safety’ after Guillaume received ‘a lot of hatred and threats’ online, the director of the gallery, Jean-Baptiste Simon, told France 24: ‘He’s not trying to hide, because he stands by his work. But he doesn’t want all the pressure of social media.’ ... See More

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