Well.. the closure of museums and galleries across the globe has led to a surprising benefit, free virtual tours. Last year (March 6 – May 14, 2019), New York’s East Village Brant Foundation has opened a monumental exhibition on Jean-Michel Basquiat, and now opened its digital doors so anyone can view some of Basquiat’s most famous work.
“Jean-Michel Basquiat took in everything he perceived with his five senses, from all around him,” said Dr. Dieter Buchhart, curator of Jean-Michel Basquiat. “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.” He added, “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.”
Organized in collaboration with Fondation Louis Vuitton, the exhibition showcases the artist’s most celebrated large-scale canvases including, Untitled from 1981 and 1982, and the monumental multi-paneled Grillo (1984). Explore the gallery on The Brant Foundation’s website here.