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