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James Brown: Fisher Landau Centre
Long Island, NY

After working in Paris during the 1970’s Brown became associated with a group of artists in New York who collectively formed the radical group know as "Frontier Art" at the beginning of the eighties, and included Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. 


The group reflected the need for a new aesthetic dimension that would be more metropolitan, that would not so much renew the traditional language of painting as define a new expressive reality. Brown was fascinated by ethnography and the use of signs and symbols in primitive cultures, and cross referenced this with contemporary urban grafitti. His work is now represented in museums worldwide.