The Basquiat myth creates a sensation at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Exposition Basquiat

It’s the most highly awaited exhibition of the Fall season. Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New Yorker artists, now the most expensive of half the 20th century (the prices of his paintings reaches the sky high figure of $110 million) is landing at the Fondation Louis Vuitton around the major rétrospective finally dedicated to him in Paris.

Basquiat represents New York at the beginning of the 1980s with vitality of its underground scene, downtown urban culture, its artistic and identitary questionings…

The incredible destiny of a New York icon

Basquiat: the immense genius of the leading painter amongst his generation and the tragic destiny of rocks stars…He died at 27 years old from an overdose.

Basquiat grew up in Brooklyn between the divorce of his Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother. At less than 20, Basquiat is as the outset a graffiti artist poet, SAMO© but also a musician playing in the most frenetic locations around New York at the end of the 1970s.

At 20 years old, the manifestation New York / New Wave leads him to show his work next to Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe. He is then propelled into the most bubbling circles, making him, little by little, the first Afro-American creator to really impose himself visually and symbolically in the world of occidental art.

A language borrowed from graffiti, voodoo and hip hop

Inspired by collage and graffiti, Basquiat invented a... The genius inspires himself from the up and coming hip-hop culture but also from the Bible, Egypte, voodoo, Afro-American heros..

There have been many fanciful theories… Could Basquiat be a wild autodictat? False! His references to comic strips cohabitate with Léonard De Vinci, Matisse, Picasso and references to his double Haitian and Puerto Rican cultures

 

Also discover the ancestors of LVMH and the stunning Picasso exhibition.

Read this next

The week of Do It

Air France Escapade Corse

Off-the-beaten-track must-go venues in Corsica

Escapade Air France Nice

The most stylish addresses in Nice

Les Deux Gares

Les Deux Gares: the new bistro everyone is talking about

activites-ile-de-france

3 unusual outings very near paris

Coya Terrasse

Caliente cocktail and fab tapas in the gardens of Coya

cinemas-plein-air

THE BEST OUTDOOR CINEMAS IN PARIS

spots-paris-plages

THE 6 HOT SPOTS OF PARIS PLAGES

Edo Terrasse

Edo: The trendiest terrace this summer

piscine-la-vilette

Where to swim in Paris ?

Expo Louis De Funes Cinematheque Francaise

WHY IT’S A MUST TO GO SEE THE LOUIS DE FUNÈS EXHIBITION AT LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE?

barbecues-paris

The best terraces for a BBQ in Paris

Benoit Castel Coffee Shop

Breakfast on the terrace at Benoît Castel

plein-air

Unusual: a hidden field of flowers in Belleville

Hotel Tuba Club

TUBA CLUB: THE NEW BUZZING HOTEL IN MARSEILLE

Gros Bao

Gros Bao : a yummy Chinese cantina on the Canal Saint-Martin

Diy Ateliers Beaute

Unusual: must-book beauty workshops

Musee Rodin Jardin

THE GARDEN OF THE RODIN MUSEUM, A PARADISE TO BE ENJOYED ALL SUMMER LONG

Salon Prive Galeries Lafayettes

Book for free a private suite with an .e personal shopper at galeries lafayette champs-élysées

Concept Store Galeries Lafayettes

THE FAVOURITE BRANDS OF PARISIENNES

Cali Sisters

CALI SISTERS: THE NEW CALIFORNIAN CANTINA THAT IS MAKING PARISIENNES GO WILD

Kantine By Kumo

A JAPANESE HOT SPOT ALONG THE CANAL SAINT-MARTIN

Perchoir Porte De Versailles

LE PERCHOIR MOVES TO A XXL PARISIAN URBAN FARM ON THE LEFT BANK

Piscine Hotel

3 hotels with a pool near Paris

Boutique Marin Montagut

THE INCREDIBLE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES OPENED BY MARIN MONTAGUT IN THE 6TH

Sir Winston Churchill

THE VERY CHIC PUB EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT

Maison Rose Donald

A GREEN HAIR SALON HIDDEN IN THE MIDDLE OF PARIS

Laia

LAIA, A NEW RESTAURANT IN THE SECRET GARDEN OF THE 11TH

Rooftop Ete 2020

3 NEW ROOFTOPS TO LAUNCH THE SUMMER SEASON

Refrigerateur Haier Premium

The avant-garde icebox that is going to change the life of parisiennes

Restaurants Ou Il Faut Retourner

The post lockdown restaurants you are going to love

brunch-de-l-ile

A break “just like being in the country” ten minutes from the Etoile

Boutique Courtois Paris

Courtois Paris: the perfect address for a stylish hat

boutique-kleps

The boutique of pampered pets opens in Montorgueil

Hotels Mythiques France

The new generation of mythical hotels France

Concept Store Le Dix

Le Dix: A new buzzing fashion and beauty concept-store

Bouillon Pigalle Livraison

Bouillon Service: €10 for the sexiest menu in Paris

meilleurs-glaciers-paris-2020

WHERE TO GO FOR GREAT ICE CREAM IN PARIS?

Hot topics