There are many names that immediately come to mind when you think of pioneers of American Art, or specific eras. When we talk about a more modern approach, we still look toward the Pop Art movement, or to contemporary artists working across the US. It is about time that we all took another look at the best work from the 1980s, specifically around the urban scenes of New York City. In order to do so, we have to focus on the striking work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Basquiat’s tragic death at the age of 27 means that he was part of the New York art scene for only 8 years. However, he poured himself into his work and created thousands of painting and other pieces. The current exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton pays tribute to this talent with an impressive retrospective of his life. The show continues through the year until January 14th.
From 3 October 2018 to 14 January 2019
8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi,
75116 Paris, France
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