Jean-Michel Basquiat-NOW’S THE TIME preview-Tues.,Feb.3rd,2015-Showing-Feb.7th-May 10th,2015@AGO
Jean-Michel Basquiat preview was held at the AGO on Tues.,Feb.3rd,2015. Basquiat from NYC was a influential artist in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that tackled issues of racism, identity and social tension. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at age 27, his groundbreaking drawings and paintings continued to make us think critically about the world around us. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time marks the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada and will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.
Guest-curated by renowned Austrian art historian, curator and critic Dieter Buchhart, the AGO’s exhibition will be the first thematic examination of the artist’s work. Inspired as much by high art — Abstract Expressionism and Conceptualism — as by jazz, sports, comics, remix culture and graffiti, Basquiat translated the world around him into a visual language.
Jean-Michael Basquiat is being shown from Sat.,Feb.7th to Sun.,May 10th,2015. A special thank you goes out to Andrea McLoughlin of Holmes P.R. for the invite.