布魯克林博物館為藝術家Basquiat（1960至1988年）舉辦名為未知筆記本（The Unknown Notebooks）的展覽，日常生活中不起眼的筆記本，但Basquiat以種族、階級和世界歷史等主題所撰寫、繪畫的筆記本，充滿省思與創意，更顯與眾不同。
Basquiat沒受過正規美術教育，但瑕不掩瑜，背景與天賦帶給他源源不絕的靈感，反而成功創造新的表現風格，成為最有影響力的藝術家之一。很少見到筆記本電腦這第一次調查採用了藝術家的手寫筆記，詩歌和圖畫，以及紙張和大型畫作相關作品。由於沒有正規的培訓，讓 - 米歇爾•巴斯奎特成功開發新的表現風格，在20世紀80年代創造後現代復興。
另一本Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection，則收錄他另外六十六件作品。
Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before exhibited, Basquiat combined text and images reflecting his engagement with the countercultures of graffiti and hip-hop in New York City, as well as pop culture and world events. Filled with handwritten texts, poems, pictograms, and drawings, many of them iconic images that recur throughout his artwork-teepees, crowns, skeleton-like silhouettes, and grimacing masks-and these notebooks reveal much about the artist's creative process and the importance of the written word in his aesthetic. With over 150 notebook pages and numerous drawings and paintings, this important book sheds new light on Basquiat's career and his critical place in contemporary art history.