• 02-JUL-2015

  • SOURCE: Guggenheim Bilbao

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1984
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is pleased to present Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time, an unprecedented exhibition in Europe that includes roughly one hundred large-scale paintings and drawings from public and private collections across the United States and Europe. This show, organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, is the first thematic examination of Basquiat's output and has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Iberdrola.

Already famous at the age of 20 for his groundbreaking drawings and paintings, Jean-Michel Basquiat (b. 1960– d. 1988) took the New York art world by storm in the early 1980s. He gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, politics, and social hypocrisy. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at age 27, his works remain hugely influential.

Dates: July 3–November 1, 2015
Curators: Dieter Buchhart and Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya (Bilbao)
Sponsored by: Iberdrola