Basquiat x Warhol, a dialogue that gave birth to creativity

The exhibition Basquiat x Warhol, à Quatre Mains (Four-Handed) looks back to the years when the two artists collaborated with the Fondation Louis Vuitton. A true fusional and aesthetic inspiration to discover during your stay at the Roch Hotel & Spa.


A vital creative period

For nearly 2 years, between 1984 and 1985, the two artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol mixed their worlds to initiate a dialogue from which a very large number of major works would emerge. Today, the Fondation Louis Vuitton returns to this fundamental moment in the creative journey of the two creatives, while setting it in its context of the artistic atmosphere of New York in the 1980s. The exhibition is therefore an enlightening way to rediscover these two artistic personalities and perceive the processes at work in their interactions.


From two artists to creations

Among the 300 works and documents exhibited for this event, 80 canvases are signed by four hands. The others illustrate the journey of the two painters towards this final inspiration. The tour opens with an impressive series of portraits of Warhol by Basquiat and vice versa and continues with a series produced with the Italian painter Francesco Clemente. It ends in apotheosis with major and impressive works such as The African Mask and the sculpture Ten Punching Bags (The Last Supper).

The exhibition Basquiat x Warhol, à Quatre Mains will be featured at the Fondation Louis Vuitton from April 5th to August 28th, 2023. A fascinating dive into pop art and the vitality of the New York art scene in the 80s, it also provides an illuminating insight into the creative process and the dialogue between two minds that become one on the canvas. Book your tickets in readiness for your stay at the Roch Hotel & Spa. 


Basquiat x Warhol

Photo : cyberian94

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