Basquiat, the compelling exhibition at Paris Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2018

It’s one of the most awaited exhibitions in 2018: Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most remarkable painters of his generation will be the subject of an exhibition displayed from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. After the Fondation’s first exhibitions, we expect a gathering of the master’s most important pieces, including Riding with Death!

After the incredible loans of the MOMA and the Chtchoukine collection that attracted crowds, the Fondation Louis Vuitton gives pride of place to major artists through exceptional retrospective exhibitions. From October 3 to January 14, 2019, the art foundation located in Paris Bois de Boulogne offers us to know more about Egon Schiele’s and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works.

For these two exhibitions, the Fondation Louis Vuitton draws in its special collections, collections started in 1990, when LVMH decided to start a patronage in favor of art and culture, supporting young artists, by purchasing works and renovating historical monuments.

So, the Basquiat exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton returns on the whole career of the New-York-based artists, focusing on about hundred of his most determining works, from 1980 to 1988. Obviously, we find the Heads series from 1981-1982, and ensembles never exhibited in Europe before such as Obnoxious Liberals (1982, Broad Art Foundation collection), In Italian (1983, Brant Foundation collection) and Riding with Death (1988, private collection). Works displayed will create a trip to the underground New York from the 80’s, a city where hip-hop, graffiti and primitive art are a way to escape from poverty, unemployment and AIDS!

If the list of the exhibited works is still unknown, we already know this exhibition will be one of the major one in Paris, this winter 2018/2019, a wonderful exhibition about an artist with a thick practice and an unfortunately short career.

More information to come, we will be the first to keep you posted…

Elodie D.
Last updated on 31 January 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 3 October 2018 to 14 January 2019



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    75116 Paris 16

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