In a new exhibition from April 5 to August 28, 2023, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents a captivating collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Five years after the resounding success of the “Jean-Michel Basquiat” exhibition, which drew 700,000 visitors, the Foundation continues to explore the artist’s work through this creative tandem with Warhol.
These two giants of contemporary art created around 160 “four-hand” paintings together between 1984 and 1985.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton is hosting an exhibition called “Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands” from April 5 to August 28, 2023. This exhibition showcases the collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, who created around 160 “four-hand” paintings together between 1984 and 1985. The exhibition features over eighty canvases signed by both artists, along with individual works by each of them.
Visitors can see the first collaborations in which Italian artist Francesco Clemente took part, initiated by Bruno Bischofberger, gallerist to both Basquiat and Warhol.
The exhibition opens with a series of portraits of Basquiat by Warhol and Warhol by Basquiat. The exhibition curators also included works by other key artists of the period, notably Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, and Kenny Scharf.
The “Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands” exhibition is an invitation to live in the present and experience one of the most intense artistic episodes of the second half of the twentieth century, where the two artists expressed generosity, reciprocal confidence, and also invite us into their conversation.