MICHAEL HALSBAND, ANDY WARHOL AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT #143 NEW YORK CITY, JULY 10, 1985. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST © MICHAEL HALSBAND
On view from April 5th to August 28th at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands, a retrospective of the collaborative works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Considered the most important exhibition ever dedicated to this extraordinary collection, Basquiat x Warhol. Painting Four Hands brings together over 300 works and documents, including 80 canvases signed jointly by the two artists.
Between 1984 and 1985, Basquiat and Warhol created about 160 paintings together (hence the four hands reference), including some of the largest works produced during their respective careers. Artist Keith Haring called their collaboration a “conversation occurring through painting, instead of words… two minds merging to create a third distinctive and unique mind.” Read More