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Exhibition October 3, 2018 − January 14, 2019

Jean-Michel Basquiat

The works of Jean-Michel Basque - one of the most significant artists of the XX century - occupy four floors of the building of Frank Gehry.Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation covers the entire career of the artist, from 1980 to 1988, with an emphasis on one hundred and twenty significant works.

Among the main exhibits - «Heads» 1981-1982, for the first time gathered together, several collaborative works of Baksi and Andy Warhol, as well as works that were not previously shown in Europe. These are canvases like «Disgusting liberals» (1982), «In italian» (1983) and «Riding death» (1988), as well as rarely exhibited paintings «Offensive orange» (1982), «Untitled (Boxer)» (1982) and «Untitled (Yellow resin and feathers)» (1982).

The exhibition covers almost 2500 square meters. It is organized in chronological order, but separate thematic groups of works are exhibited for comparison. The exhibition traces the career of Basque, from the first drawings and monumental works to later prints and collages and collections, sheds light on his unique strokes, the use of words, phrases and enumerations.