Past Exhibition

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

New York March 6th to May 14th, 2019

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • Installation view

Spanning the artist’s entire oeuvre, this exhibition illustrates Basquiat’s prolific yet brief career and broad range of subjects, especially his keen observations of his contemporary world, while giving insight into his politics, heroes, influences, and singularity of vision. The exhibition will also bring together several of the artist’s most celebrated large-scale canvases including two of his most well-known head paintings, both Untitled from 1981 and 1982, and the monumental multi-paneled Grillo (1984).

“Basquiat’s complex oeuvre has established him as one of the most important innovators in modern art, even thirty years after his death,” says Brant. “Numerous recent retrospectives have spotlighted his radical approach, illuminating his interdisciplinary contributions to music, poetry, performance, and art and cementing him as one of the most forward-thinking artists of his generation, whose complex engagement with social and political questions makes him more relevant than ever.”

The exhibition demonstrates Basquiat’s ability to distill the world around him into its most poetic essence. One can witness the artist’s process through what Buchhart describes as his “inimitable line … one that is ready to fight, razor sharp, injured and injuring at the same time; it becomes an existential line between powerlessness and self-empowerment, between human existence and the urgently pressing forces of everyday and institutionalized racism, repression, violence, and death.”

Influenced by artists including Franz Kline and Cy Twombly, in particular, Basquiat focused on drawing and the use of language using a combination of oilstick and acrylic, manifesting his keen thoughts and observations on canvas.

“Jean-Michel Basquiat took in everything he perceived with his five senses, from all around him,” says Buchhart. “He collaged from his surroundings, from his everyday life. It is the appropriating of the everyday, the coincidental as well as the ostensibly significant that makes his art so unmistakable, so unique.”

Born in 1960 to a Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother, Basquiat was acutely aware of racial tensions and his marginalized place in the world. The artist brought the issues of colonialization, the African Diaspora, racial inequality and representation, and his experience of the street to the forefront in early seminal works such as Arroz con Pollo (1981), Price of Gasoline in the Third World (1982), Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers) (1982), Hollywood Africans (1983), and In Italian (1983).

Other paintings served to immortalize his heroes: jazz legend Charlie Parker and boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis are depicted as symbols of black excellence and resistance in works such as Charles the First (1982), Untitled (Sugar Ray Robinson) (1982), and St. Joe Louis Surrounded by Snakes (1981). Beyond specific pop culture icons, Basquiat’s struggle with systemic racism and resistance plays out on several canvases on which he creates archetypes and fuses language to reflect his thought process, as seen in Irony of a Negro Policeman (1981), Per Capita (1981), and Untitled (Boxer) (1982). The complex manner in which Basquiat reflected on modern oppression and exploitation of African Americans draws distinct parallels with contemporary discussions of racial injustice, making his works incredibly timely.

Basquiat’s use of language in his works functions like a road map for the viewer, with the artist revealing and crossing out words to show a distilled narrative of thought. Words and names are often abbreviated, fusing form and content, evoking the Modernist concrete poetry exemplified by the writings of William S. Burroughs and Gertrude Stein and pointing to the birth of hip-hop, then a nascent art form, in which Basquiat was involved. Not only did he create a form of visual hip-hop through the rhythm of words and design, Basquiat also worked in numerous Manhattan clubs as a deejay and made music with fellow musicians including Nicholas Taylor and Michael Holman. Later works such as Untitled (1986) show a progression of this free association manifested into dense collages of words overflowing like a flood of thoughts and feelings onto the paper.

“With his way of working, he anticipated the principle of our copy-paste society and literally signaled the coming madness of our allover communication in his art,” says Buchhart.

The object and assemblage became increasingly important in Basquiat’s work. He transformed everyday objects, including discarded windows and doors, refrigerators, clothing, and old boards, and incorporated them into his art. This innovative approach is also seen in the treatment of his paintings as objects, exemplified in the exhibition with key pieces such as Now’s the Time (1985), made on a shaped canvas; and Gold Griot (1984) and Anthony Clark (1985), both executed on wood slats.

The Brant Foundation is pleased to inaugurate its second space with this Basquiat survey, reconnecting the East Village to a seminal figure of its past. Located at 421 East 6th Street, the space occupies a century-old building originally designed as a substation for Consolidated Edison. The building subsequently served as the home and studio of famed artist Walter De Maria from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013. Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Tang Architects has renovated the former substation to create a 16,000-square-foot building featuring 7,000 square feet of exhibition space arrayed across four floors. The project includes two new gardens adjacent to the structure and a landscaped roof terrace.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Announcement

The Brant Foundation Library: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artist Biography

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat is represented in several prominent museum collections all over the world. Major solo exhibitions include “Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings 1981–1984,” Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (1984; traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, through 1985); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1992; traveled to the Menil Collection, Houston; the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Alabama, through 1994); “Basquiat,” Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2005; traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through 2006); Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland (2010; traveled to Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris); and “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” Brooklyn Museum, New York (2015). Basquiat starred in “Downtown 81,” a verité movie that was written by Glenn O’Brien, shot by Edo Bertoglio, and produced by Maripol in 1981, but not released until 2000.

The Brant Foundation Loan Program: Words Are All We Have

The Brant Foundation Loan Program: Jean-Michel Basquiat at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition at The Brant Foundation

The Brant Foundation Library: Jean-Michel Basquiat

SOLO

2015

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time. Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada.Travelled to: Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

2014

Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection. AcquavellaGalleries. New York, NY.

2013

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings and Drawings. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.Warlhol/Basquiat. Kunstforum. Vienna, Austria.Man Made: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Sotheby’s, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

2012

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Gagosian Gallery, Davies Street, London, England.Picasso / Basquiat. Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY.Warhol and Basquiat, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, Denmark.

2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Pascal Lansberg, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland. Traveled to: City Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France.Basquiat/Warhol. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME.

2009

Large Drawings. Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY.

2008

Jean-Michel Basquiat: To Repel Ghosts. Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain. Traveled to: Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy.

2006

The Jean-Michel Basquiat show. Fondazione La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy.Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street. Deitch Projects, New York, NY.

2005

In Word Only. Cheim & Read, New York, NY.Basquiat . Curated by Fred Hoffman, Kellie Jones, Marc Mayer, and Franklin Sirmans. Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY. Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano, Italy.

2002

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat: Collaboration Paintings. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.

1998

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Drawings & Paintings 1980-1988. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.

1997

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Oeuvres Sur Papier. Fondation Dina-Vierny-Musée Maillol, Paris, France.Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat: Collaborations. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.

1996

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Bodies and Heads. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Palacio Episcopal de Mágala, Málaga, Spain.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

1995

Two Cents: Works on Paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Poetry by Kevin Young. Center Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, Miami, FL.Traveled to: Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY; Otis Gallery of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (through 1996).

1994

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Johnson County Community College Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS.Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works in Black and White. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Blue Ribbon Series. Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA. Traveled to: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.

1993

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Salon de Mars (booth of Galerie Enrico Navarra), Paris, France. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA. Jean-Michel Basquiat. FAE, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Pully-Lausanne, France. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY (through 1994). Jean-Michel Basquiat: Peinture, dessin, écriture. Musée-Galerie de la Seita, Paris, France (through 1994).

1992

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Eric van de Weghe, Brussels, Belgium.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Musée Cantini, Marseille, France.Installation of Nu Nile and Untitled. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Traveled to: the Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines,IA;Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL (through 1994).

1991

Jean-Michel Basquiat. P.S. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.Andy Warhol &Jean-Michel Basquiat. Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art,Kyongju, South Korea. Traveled to: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.

1990

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Le Gall Peyroulet, Paris, France. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fabien Boulakia, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ho-Am Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY (through 1991).

1989

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany. Warhol-Basquiat: Collaborations. Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, France. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Dau al Set, Galerie d’Art, Barcelona, Spain.Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings, Drawings. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.

1988

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Vrej Baghoomian Galelry, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mayor Rowan Gallery, and David Grob Limited,London, England (through 1989).Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gallery Schlesinger Limited, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY (through 1989). Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

1987

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Drawings. P.S. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Jean-Michel Basquiat. P.S. Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.

1986

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kesnter0Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany (through 1987). Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich,Switzerland (through 1987).Jean-Michel Basquiat. Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.Jean-Michel Basquiat, Centre Culturel Francais d’Abidjan, Adidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa. Collaborations: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger,Zurich, Switzerland.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Drawings. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne, Germany.

1985

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings from 1982. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Traveled to: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Andy Warhol. Akira Ikeda Gallery,Tokyo, Japan.

1984

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Carpenter and Hochman Gallery, Dallas, TX.Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Andy Warhol. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Fruitmaker Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Traveled to:Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (through 1985).Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Café West Beach, Venice, CA.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Blum/Helman, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Delta, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Fun Gallery, New York, NY.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galleria Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.Jean-Michel Basquiat. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

1981

Jean-Michel Basquiat: SAMO. Galleria d’Arte Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy.

GROUP

2015

Sprayed. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, England.

America Is Hard to See. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

2014

Basquiat and the Bayou. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

Poetics of the Gesture: Schiele, Twombly, Basquiat. Nahmad Contemporary, New
York, NY.

The House. Faggionata Fine Art, London, England.

Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to The Present. Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY.

2013

Navigating Art Languages: The James M. Shelton, Jr. Collection. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX.

Selections from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,
CA.

Calligraffiti 1984-2013. Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY.

30 Years. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Germany.

I, You, We. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

30 Americans. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.

Textures: the Word in Contemporary Art. ACA Galleries, New York, NY.

Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.

Blues for Smoke. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

2012

Micro Mania. Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

Masterpieces from The Berardo Collection. Gary Nader Art Centre. Miami, Florida.

Ménage à trois: Warhol, Basquiat, Clemente. Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany.

2011

Club 57 and Friends. Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY.

Art in the Streets. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

Graffiti New York 80’s: Group Exhibition. La Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.

The Street Art Show. Opera Gallery, London, England.

Street and Studio: From Basquiat to Séripop. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2010

The Record. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Basquiat/Terada/Mapplethorpe. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.

Miró/Dubuffet/Basquiat. Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY.

Big Paper Winter. Woodward Gallery, New York, NY.

Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England.

2009

A Tribute to Ron Warren. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

The Jazz Century. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

2008

30 Americans. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida.
Traveled to: North Carolina
Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Milwaukee Art
Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.

2005

Winterpaperseven. Woodward Gallery, New York, NY.

2004

East Village USA. Curated by Dan Cameron. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (through 2005).

Drawings. Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, England.

1998

Portraits Obscured. Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.

1996

Two Cents: Works on Paper by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Poetry by Kevin Young. Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Buffalo, NY.

1994

The Harman and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, TX.

1993

The Theater of Refusal: Black Art and Mainstream Criticism, Fine Arts University of California, Irvine, CA.

Extravagant: The Economy of Elegance, Tony Shafrazi Gallery (in collaboration with Jonathan Seliger), New York, NY.

Traveled to: Russisches Kulturzentrum, Berlin, Germany.

1982-1983: Ten Years After, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

1992

Dream Singers, Story Tellers: An African American Presence. Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan (organized by New Jersey State Museum). Traveled to: Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan; Otani Memorial Art Museum, Kanagawa, Japan; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton (through 1994).

X Mostra de Gravura, Curitaba / Mostra America. Fundacio Culturel de Curitaba/Museo de Gravura, Curitaba, Brazil.

Baziotes to Basquiat...and Beyond. Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, NM.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jonathan Borofsky, Richard Bosman, Kant So Lee, Terry Winters. Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, NY.

Gifts and Acquisitions in Context, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.The Power of the City / The City of Power. Whitney Museum of American Art,
Downtown, New York, NY.

Ars Pro Domo. Gesellschaft für Modern Kunst an Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.

Passions and Cultures: Selected Works from the Rivendell Collection, 1967-1991.The
Richard and Marieluise Black Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

An Exhibition for Satyajit Ray. Philppe Briet Gallery, New York, NY.

Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, the Museum of Modern Art, New
York, NY.

Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris. Bomani Galelry and Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.

1991

American Artists of the 80s. Palazzo delle Albere, Museo Provinciale d’Arte, Trento,
Italy (through 1992).

Works on Paper. Anninan Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

A Passion for Art: Watercolors and Works on Paper. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York
(through 1992).

Domenikos Thetokopoulos: A Dialogue. Philippe Briet Gallery, New York, NY.

Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, PA. Traveled to: The Forum and Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (through 1992).

Art of the 1980s: Selections from the Collection of the Eli Broad Family Foundation. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC.

Portrait on Paper. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.

Mito y Magia en América: los Ochenta. Museo de Arte Contemporanéo de Monterrey,
Mexico.

Drawing Acquisitions, 1980-1991: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Compassion and Protest: Recent Social and Political Art from the Eli Broad Family Foundation Collection, San Jose Museum, CA.

Selected Works. Enrico Navarra Gallery, New York, NY.

An Aspect of Contemporary Art, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Words & #. Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.

The 1980s: A Selected View from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

1990

Quickdraw: American Master Drawings Since 1959, Frank Bernaducci Gallery, New
York, NY.

Works on Paper. Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York, NY.

Language in Art, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (through 1991).

The Last Decade: American Artists of the 80s, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

Pharmakon ’90, Nippon Convention Center, International Exhibition Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

Faces, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

21 Jahre International Kunstmesse Basel – Art 21’90’, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany at Basel Art Fair, Switzerland.

The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s. Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Studio Museum
in Harlem, New York, NY.

Gesture & Signature. Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Par hassard: A Changing Installation of Recent Acquisitions, Douglas Drake Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Selection Americaine, Galerie Hadrien-Thomas, Paris, France.

Selected Works, The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Summer Works on Paper, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Paintings, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY (through 1991).

1989

Modern and Contemporary Master Drawings, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY.

Words. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

Jean-Michel Basquiat/Julian Schnabel, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden.

1979-1989: American, Italian, Mexican Art from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi. Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Traveled to: Lehigh University Art Galleries, PA; Ralph Wilson Gallery, Bethlehem, PA.

The Chase Manhattan Bank Collection 1974-1989, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.

A Decade of American Drawing 1980-1989, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

The Blues Aesthetics: Black Culture and Modernism, The Washington Project for the
Arts, Washington, D.C. Traveled to the California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY.

An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX. Traveled to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Cheney Cowles Art Museum, Spokane, WA; Boise Art Museum, ID; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, VA; Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC.

1900 to Now: Modern Art from Rhode Island Collections, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

Figure As Subject: The Revival of Figuration Since 1975. Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center, New York, NY. Traveled to: Erwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Amarillo Art Center, TX; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Madison Art Center, WI.

1988

Selected Americans. Edward Totah Gallery, London, England.

Rebop. Paula Allen Gallery, New York, NY.

After Street Art. Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL.

Collaborations: Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Mayor Rowan Gallery, Mayor Gallery, and David Grob Limited, London, England.

Works on Paper. Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York, NY.

Works on Paper. Michael Maloney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

L’art Contemporian a la Defense: Les Annees 80 Vues par Cinq Galeries, Galerie La Defense Art 4, Paris, France.

Art et Langage: Annees 80 Oeuvrs Choisies, Centre d’Histoire de L’art Contemporain, Quimper, France.

1987

Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.

The East Village Force de Frappe Comes to the South Bronx, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY.

Pop Art from the U.S.A and Europe from the Ludwig Collection, Forte Belvedere,
Florence, Italy.

16 @ 56: Summer Salon, 56 Bleecker Gallery, New York, NY.

The Frederick R. Weisman Collection: An International Survey, San Antonio Art Institute, TX.

New York Graffiti. Ludwigshafen, Wilhem-Hack Museum, Heilbronn, Germany.

Logos, Anne Plumb Gallery, New York, NY.

Works on Paper, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

1986

An American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, FL.

Figure as Subject: The Last Decade: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, Equitable Center, New York, NY.

75th American Exhibition. The Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

Naivety in Art. Setegaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Contemporary Issues III. Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College, NJ.

Portrait of a Collector: Stephane Janssen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Traveled to: Humbleback, Denmark; University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA.

Heads. Motokoff Gallery, New York, NY.

Zeichen, Symbole, Graffiti in der aktuellen Kunst. Suermondt-Ludwig Museum und Museumsverein, Aachen, Germany.

Esprit de New York: Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam.

Collaborations: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin.

Prospekt 86, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.

Focus on the Image: Selections from the Rivendell Collection. The Art Museum Association of America, San Francisco, CA.
Traveled to: Phoenix Art Museum, AZ; The University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman; Muson-Williams- Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY; University of South Florida Art Galleries, Tampa; Lakeview Museum of Art and Sciences, Peoria, IL; University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX.

1976-1986: Ten Years of Collecting Contemporary American Art: Selections from the Edward R. Downe, Jr. Collection, Wellesley College Museum, MA.

New Painting. Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Basquiat-Combas Peintures, Louis Cane Sculptures. Librairie Beaubourg, Paris, France.

1985

XIII Biennale de Paris, Grand Halle du Parc de la Villete, Paris, France.

The Door. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

Das Oberengadin in der Maleriei, Segantini Museum, St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Drawing the Line: Painting. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

Vom Zeichnen: Aspekte der Zeichnung 1960-1985. Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany. Traveled to: Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany; Museum moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria.

Drawings. Knight Gallery. Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC.

Basquiat and James Surls. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA.

7000 Eichen. Kunsthalle, Tubingen, Germany. Traveled to: Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany.

The Chi-Chi Show, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY.

1984

Van der Zee Memorial Show: James Van der Zee, 1986-1983. New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY.

Modern Expressionists: German, Italian, and American Painters, Sydney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of Afro-American Art. Center Gallery of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. Traveled to: The Amelie A. Wallace Art Gallery, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, New York;
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY; The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park; The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, PA.

Arte di Frontiera: N.Y. Graffiti, Gallerie Communale d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy.

Painting and Sculpture Today. Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN.

Via New York, Musee d’art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

American Neo-Expressionists. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.

Art. Area Club, New York, NY.

Drawings by 11 Artists. Willard Gallery, New York, NY.

Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1975-1984. Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

Painting Now: The Restoration of Painterly Figuration. Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan.

The East Village Scene. Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Figuration Libre France/USA. Museé d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Aspekte amerikanischer Kunst der Gegenwart, Neue Galerie-Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany.

New Art. Museé d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada.

1983

Champions. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.

1983 Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Intoxication, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY.

Back to the USA: Amerikanische Kunst der Siebziger und Achtziger, Kunstmuseum
Luzern, Switzerland. Traveled to: Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany; Württembergischer Kunstverien, Stuttgart, Germany.

Group Show, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York.

Food for the Soup Kitchen. Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY.

Mary Boone and Her Artists. The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo.

From the Street. Greenville County Museum of Art, SC.

Expressive Malerei nach Picasso. Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.

Written Imagery Unleashed in the Twentieth Century. Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY.

Post-Graffiti. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

Paintings. Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

Terminal New York. Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY.

New York. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

Selected Works. Galerie Ulrike Kantor, Los Angeles, CA.

Contemporary Drawings. Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX.

1982

Body Language: Current Issues in Figuration, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA.

New New York. University Fine Arts Galleries, School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahasse, FL. Traveled to: Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers, Coral Gables, FL.

Transavangardia: Italia/America. Galleria Civica del Commune di Modena, Italy.

Anagardia Transavangardia, 68 to 77. Mura Aureliane da Porta Metronia a Porta Metronia, Rome, Italy.

New Work. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY.

The Pressure to Paint. Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.

Group Show. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

Fast, Alexander F. Miliken Gallery, New York, NY.

Dokumenta 7. Kassel, Germany.

Drawings, Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY.

The Expressionist Image: American Art from Pollack to Today. Sidney Janis Gallery,
New York, NY.

Still Modern After All These Years. The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.

Group Show. Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

New York Now. Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany.
Traveled to: Kunstverein
München, Germany; Museé Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne; Kunstverein für die Rheinländer und Westfalen, Düsselfdorf, Germany.

Five Americans. Musee Civico, Modena, Italy.

Drawings/Visions: New York. Jauns Gallery, New York, NY.

Works on Paper. Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Group Show. Blum/Helman, New York, NY.

1981

New York/New Wave, P.S. 1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City,
NY.

Lower Manhattan Drawing Show, Mudd Club, New York, NY.

Beyond Words: Graffiti Based-Rooted-Inspired Works, Mudd Club, New York, NY.

Public Address, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY.

1980

Times Square Show. Colab (Collaborative Projects Incorporated) and Fashion Moda, New York, NY.

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Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
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Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

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Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

Installation view

Photography: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.