What: Exposition of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Where: Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – 11, Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris
Photos and Text by Rita Finol
Divided in 12 rooms, the Basquiat exposition review his creations from the beggining as an urban artist until his collaboration with Andy Warhol. On this occation, the museum has prepared an exhibition of the newyorker, of Haitian and Puerto Rican origins, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) to commmemorate what would have been his 50th birthday. With more than 100 works, is until now the biggest exposition dedicated to his work.
Compared with his contemporaries, such as Warhol, Basquiat has been underrated. However, his evident artistic genius, is gaining more and more recognition. What makes special every single one of his pieces is the frantic form they feel realized (they could be compare to a child’s drawing), opening a window on his crazy, impulsive, raving and even childish mind.
The Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Pairs is specialized in art of the 20th century. Their permanent collection includes works of Picasso, Matisse & Braque, and their temporary expositions are always looking to highlight the most important tendencies of that century. This is the reason why you have to give a spin around this exposition to admire the color, the controversial messages and the humor in every single piece of work from Jean-Michel Basquiat. It will be showing until january 30th.