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October 20, 2010

Basquiat or the Rise and Fall of a Radiant Boy

It would be difficult not to say a word about Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition - coming straight
from Basel and
celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the artist's birth - which 'irradiates' from
the Paris Modern Art Museum
with its unusual huge scale show.

Comprising a hundred major pieces – paintings, drawings, objects, from numerous museums
and private collections, this retrospective offers a chronological overview on Basquiat evolution
during his meteoric career from the street to the canvas and the chance to assess the painter's
contribution to art and art history.

Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Basquiat died due to a heroin overdose in New York in 1988.
He was only 27 years old.

In 1984, the Modern Art Museum had already featured Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside with
Robert Combas, Hervé Di Rosa and Keith Haring in a collective exhibition on France/USA
Free Figurative work

"Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago,
This definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the
young artist."
"Tamra Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent
whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster quality of the downtown scene
he seemed to embody."
- "Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Radiant Child" [wiki].

* The movie will be screened at the Museum on Thursday, October 28 at 7 pm.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: his friends and his paintings - Music by Velvet Underground, "Heroin".

October 22 update...

The queue at the entrance of the museum was still reasonable around noon, under a perfect
blue sky.
Two hours later, it had probably reached some 150 or 200 meters, but thanks to such
a weather, nobody seemed upset.

One word on the exhibition: Go! it is absolutely dazzling!

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