March 6–May 15, 2019
Brant Foundation Art Study Center, New York
To celebrate the inauguration of its new space in New York City, the Brant Foundation presents a solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. This retrospective, organized in collaboration with the Fondation Louis Vuitton, brings together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collection as well as those from international museums and private collections.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, In Italian, 1983 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo: courtesy the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut
Jean-Michel Basquiat – Egon Schiele
Through January 21, 2019 (Basquiat) and January 14, 2019 (Schiele)
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
Separate exhibitions of two painters—Egon Schiele (1890–1918) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988)—linked by their fascinating intensity and brief, meteoric lives are on view at the Fondation Louis Vuitton: together, the exhibitions present a total of 250 works selected from the two artists’ exceptional oeuvres. Schiele and Basquiat are major figures in twentieth-century art, each having created a body of work with rare impact and permanency in a very short period. The exhibitions underline the specific context behind the artists’ work, which was done during two very different periods in history.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo: © Douglas M. Parker Studio
Sea of Desire
June 2–November 4, 2018
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
The phrase “Sea of Desire” on a large-scale painting by Ed Ruscha welcomes visitors to this exhibition, which channels a spirit of rebellion and change. Sea of Desire confronts the viewer with compelling artworks that imply revolution, freedom, and a quest for beauty. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol is included.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fallen Angel, 1981, Fondation Carmignac, Paris © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris 2018
Boom for Real
February 16–May 27, 2018
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Drawing from international museums and private collections, this exhibition brings together more than one hundred works, many never before seen in Germany, including a partial reconstruction of the first body of work that Basquiat exhibited at Diego Cortez’s watershed group show New York/New Wave at PS1 in New York in 1981. This exhibition has traveled from the Barbican Center in London.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam
Boom for Real
September 21, 2017–January 28, 2018
Drawing from international museums and private collections, this exhibition brings together more than one hundred works, many never before seen in England, including a partial reconstruction of the first body of work that Basquiat exhibited at Diego Cortez’s watershed group show New York/New Wave at PS1 in New York in 1981.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Self Portrait, 1984 © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York
May 14–October 1, 2017
Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut
Animal Farm is a group exhibition curated by artist and musician Sadie Laska. A selection of works sketch a story that slides from figurative iconography to totemic abstraction, charting a world in churn; in print, in space, and on canvas. The show includes work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Joe Bradley.
Joe Bradley, Pigpen (#2), 2010
Basquiat before Basquiat
East 12th Street, 1979–1980
February 11–May 14, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
With a focus on works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village, this exhibition provides rare insight into the artistic life of Basquiat before he was recognized as a prominent painter in the early 1980s. Spanning four galleries on the first floor of the museum, the exhibition will present New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s through the prism of Basquiat’s art and provide a window into that time and place.
Painted television in Jean-Michel Basquiat and Alexis Adler's East 12th Street apartment, New York, c. 1979–80. Photo by Alexis Adler
The Unknown Notebooks
January 22, 2018–April 23, 2017
Cleveland Museum of Art
Through April 23, 2017
Eight notebooks created by Jean-Michel Basquiat between 1980 and 1987, which have never before been presented to the public, are the heart of this exhibition. On view are 160 unbound notebook pages filled with the artist’s handwritten texts and sketches, along with thirty related paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works drawn from private collections and the artist’s estate.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Crown), 1983 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, all rights reserved. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Photo by Mark Woods