Jean-Michel Basquiat (Fondation Louis Vuitton)
Fondation Louis Vuitton &Gallimard, 2018
reprinting no date
Accompanies a major double exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele – two artists that died too young but created masses of work over the course of a decade, at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 2nd October 2018 to 4th January 2019.
This, the catalogue of the Basquiat exhibition, labelled “the definitive exhibition” by its curator, brings together 100 of the artist’s most important masterpieces, sourced from interational museums and private collections. With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact. This Basquiat retrospective centres on the idea of Basquiat’s unique energetic line, his use of words, symbols, and how he integrates collage in his paintings, sculptures, objects, and large-scale drawings.
The catalogue includes texts by great authors, including Paul Schimmel who tells of his meeting with Basquiat in California; Francesco Pellizi who knew Basquiat well and has not written about him for a long time; and Okwui Enwezor who talks about the Afro American identity.