‘Basquiat: Boom for real’ is on at the Barbican in London and is remarkable because to this day there is not a single piece of his work in a public collection in the UK. So it was wild to see so many works together, on display, in public but also to see Basquiat's creative process illustrated with an abundance of source material and content the artist drew from. Naturally the exhibition explores his relationship with Andy Warhol, curator Eleanor Nairne said they had aimed to dispel the myth that their relationship was exploitative: “They had this really profound relationship and we have things like this amazing archival material from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, things that Warhol kept, postcards that Basquiat sent him from Hawaii, his original lease document because he leased his flat from Warhol at Great Jones Street, sketches that they would do of one another in the studio. All of these really kind of intimate objects that speak of a really remarkable friendship” Nairne told A Clodhopper on Soho Radio. Perhaps controversially A Clodhoppers’ view is that the relationship was even more intimate than that, though not often spoken about. a hint to this is illustrated in video outtakes from Andy Warhol TV - Close together the video catches unguarded chats between the two and Warhol says: “You make me smile, you make me move around too much…” the rare bashful musings of a man in love.