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The Fondation Louis Vuitton will host Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol this spring

The Fondation Louis Vuitton will host Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol this spring

It will surely be the flagship exhibition of 2023, “Basquiat x Warhol – à quatre mains”, which will bring together some one hundred works by the two artists next spring at the Fondation Louis-Vuitton.

 

Several years after its exhibition devoted to Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is organising a retrospective entitled “Basquiat x Warhol, À quatre mains”.

 

The two artists met through the gallery owner and collector Bruno Bischofberge. Their ambitions overlap: Andy Warhol was looking for transfiguration, renewal and candour, and Jean-Michel Basquiat was looking for a form of collective recognition. Basquiat admires Warhol as a key figure in the art world, the initiator of a new language and an original relationship with popular culture. For his part, Warhol found in Basquiat a new interest in painting.

 

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / ADAGP, Paris 2022

 

Thanks to Warhol, Basquiat learns about silk-screening. The two men listened to each other, observed each other, and then merged in common works. Together they produced about 160 paintings. “I draw first, and then I paint like Jean-Michel. I think the paintings we do together are better when you don’t know who did what”, explained Andy Warhol, about their collaboration.

 

© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / ADAGP, Paris 2022

 

In order to recreate the artistic effervescence of New York in the 1980s, the Foundation will also present the work of artists Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer and Kenny Scharf. 15 works from a collaboration with the Italian painter Francesco Clemente will also be included in this retrospective.

 

“Basquiat x Warhol – A quatre mains” can be seen from April 5 to August 28, 2023 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

 

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More information here.

 

 

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Featured photo : © Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dos Cabezas, Dos Cabezas, 1982, acrylique et h/t, 152,4 x 152,4 cm, collection particulière © Guy Boyer

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