Following its exploration of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and continuing its dialogues between two artists, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is offering an intriguing exhibition until August 28th, 2023: Basquiat x Warhol: Painting Four Hands. Book your tickets as soon as possible so you don't miss it during your stay at the Hotel Le Burgundy. Our concierges are happy to help you plan your outings in the capital.
A conversation in painting rather than words
In New York, 1984-1985, the young painter prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat established with Andy Warhol, for whom he had a deep admiration, a relationship of friendship and creativity in which their ‘four hands’ paintings allowed them to share and explore while pushing creative boundaries. The Fondation Louis Vuitton exhibition focuses on this year of exceptional creative fertility and the artistic work that emerged from it. We see how the two artists surprised each other, the introspection that this experimental approach provoked, and the fusion of inspirations which resulted in canvases on which their individual personalities mingled to create what was effectively a third, making it almost impossible to distinguish who did what.
A fascinating journey
The Basquiat x Warhol exhibition begins with a series of cross portraits, marking their first collaborations. There follows some fifteen three-part works with Francesco Clemente, an Italian painter who joined them for a while. Finally, the route leads you to the essential paintings that truly symbolised the fusion of the two artists: Ten Punching Bags (The Last Supper) and African Mask. No fewer than 300 artifacts have been gathered for this exhibition, including 80 paintings signed jointly. A true aesthetic and graphic eye-opener.
Less than thirty minutes by Metro from the Hotel Le Burgundy, the Fondation Louis Vuitton welcomes you to the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Always approaching ideas for temporary exhibitions in an imaginative and compelling way, this essential art museum and cultural centre has again pulled off a masterstroke with Basquiat x Warhol.
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