Queen Máxima was accompanied by Kor Bonnema (director of SCHUNCK), Mayor Emile Roemer and Governor Theo Bovens. Curators Cynthia Jordens and Fabian de Kloe then guided the Queen through the exhibition together with three youth ambassadors from the SCHUNCK Drivers Seat group. She was also treated to presentations of various educational projects that were set up by SCHUNCK accompanying the exhibition. For example, the Queen was offered a taste of the breakdance Buurtbattle, a fashion show of the 100% Basquiat costumes and she listened to poetry from students of the Parkstad Free School. Theo Bovens, Governor of the Province of Limburg: "Her Majesty Queen Máxima showed great interest in the work of Basquiat during her visit. The educational projects particularly appealed to her."
About Basquiat: The Artist and his New York scene
SCHUNCK brings the European premiere of an untranslated story to Heerlen, that of the young Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) and his contemporaries from New York from the years 1978-1982. More than three hundred works, drawings, objects and photographs have been included in the exhibition, of which about 80 are by Basquiat.