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Jean-Michel Basquiat

A protege of Andy Warhol, Basquiat rose to fame in the early 1980s with his graffiti-style scrawls and cartoonish, Dubuffet-like imagery. His main concern was racism, but the prevailing feeling of his pieces is deeper rooted, apolitical and incantatory. How his works would have stood up to the rigours of today is anyone's guess, but here at least is a rare chance to evaluate what he did achieve.

Tomorrow, to 21 April. Serpentine, London W2 (0171-402 6075)

Julian Schnabel

At 45, Schnabel is one of the grand old men of US art. And here is our first chance since his 1986 Whitechapel show to see a representative cross- section of his work: extraordinary paintings, assemblages and sculptures, defying classification and testifying to a justified reputation.

To 4 April. Waddington, London W1 (0171-437 8611)

Symbols for '51

A small selection of works - by Moore, Hepworth, Epstein, Lynn Chadwick and others - first shown at the 1951 Festival of Britain and here re-united.

To 21 April. RFH, SBC, London SE1 (0171-921 0600)

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