Jean-Michel Basquiat. The catalogue.
Jean-Michel Basquiat. The catalogue.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. The catalogue.

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Catalogue of the exhibition "Jean-Michel Basquiat" at Fondation Louis Vuitton from 3 October 2018 to 14 January 2019.

Description

The exhibition covers the painter's whole career, from 1980 to 1988, focusing on 120 defining works. With the Heads from 1981-1982, gathered for the first time here, and the presentation of several collaborations between Basquiat and Warhol, the exhibition includes works previously unseen in Europe, essential works such as Obnoxious Liberals (1982), In Italian (1983), and Riding with Death (1988), as well as paintings which have rarely been seen since their first presentations during the artist's lifetime, such as Offensive Orange (1982), Untitled (Boxer) (1982), and Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers) (1982).

At a young age, Jean-Michel Basquiat left school and made his first studio in the streets of New York. Very quickly, his painting achieved great success, which the artist both sought out and felt subjected to. His work refers back to the eruption of modernity, that of the expressionists, but his filiations are numerous. The acuteness of his gaze, his visits to museums, and the reading of a number of books gave him a real sense of culture. Yet his gaze was directed: the absence of black artists being painfully evident, the artist imposed the need to depict African American culture and revolts in equal measure in his work. Basquiat's death in 1988 interrupted a very prolific body of work, carried out in under a decade, with over one thousand paintings and even more drawings.

Caractéristiques

  • 320 pages
  • 32 x 24 cm
  • Illustrations in black and in colour
  • Paperback
EAN
9782072801525
Nombre de pages
320
Date de parution
11/10/2018
Dimensions
32 x 24
Auteur
Sous la direction de Dieter Buchhart
Publishers
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Gallimard
Categories
Exhibitions, Jean-Michel Basquiat / Egon Schiele

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