Monday, January 14, 2019

Exhibition: “Jean-Michel Basquiat Retrospective” - show continues through Monday, January 14, 2019 at Fondation Louis Vuitton — Paris, France

“Jean-Michel Basquiat Retrospective”
Oct 3, 2018-Jan 14, 2019 at Fondation Louis Vuitton
Exhibition: “Jean-Michel Basquiat Retrospective” - Opening on Wednesday, October 3, 2018; show continues through Monday, January 14, 2019 at Fondation Louis Vuitton — Paris, France; Event Details: Place: Fondation Louis Vuitton; Location: 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, 75116 Paris, France; Telephone: +33 1 40 69 96 00; Email: contact@fondationlouisvuitton.fr; Websites: Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation Louis Vuitton-Facebook
Event Description: “Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is preparing for a monumental exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat to launch this fall. The retrospective will bring together 120 works that chronicle the legacy of the late iconic artist spanning from 1980 to 1988. The artworks will be installed across all four floors of the institution’s Frank Gehry building. 'Setting aside everything extraneous, from biographical myths to considerations of market value, this exhibition will be an opportunity to see Basquiat clearly: as a great artist and a genius of draughtsmanship,' said the museum. Highlights of the forthcoming show include Basquiat’s Heads painting (1981-82), collaborative pieces between the artist and Andy Warhol such as their Dos Cabezas painting (1982), and many works that have yet to exhibit in Europe. Stay tuned for more details on the extensive presentation that is slated to launch to the public on October 3 up until January 14, 2019 ...”Read more: Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation Louis Vuitton-Facebook
About the Artist: “Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1960. His mother was of Puerto Rican heritage, and his father a Haitian immigrant, the combination of which eventually led to the young Jean-Michel's fluency in French, Spanish, and English ... The recipient of posthumous retrospectives at the Brooklyn Museum (2005) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992), as well as the subject of numerous biographies and documentaries, including Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010; Tamra Davis, Dir.), and Julian Schnabel's feature film, Basquiat (1996; starring former friend David Bowie as Andy Warhol), Basquiat and his counter-cultural example persist. His art remains a constant source of inspiration for contemporary artists, his short, but seemingly epic life a constant source of intrigue for a global art-loving public ...”Read more: The Art Story-Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation Louis Vuitton-Facebook
For further information: Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation Louis Vuitton-Facebook. Related Article: https://hypebeast.com/tags/fondation-louis-vuitton. For further information about the Artist: The Art Story-Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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