Jean-Michel Basquiat in Milan!

 

 

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s short career, tragically interrupted by his death at 27, was phenomenally productive as well as hugely influential, exploring themes of human identity and racial issues while expressing in the most distinctive way his generation at the particular place and time (New York, late 70s-early 80s). His association with major cultural figures (Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Blondie, Madonna) brought his work to the media spotlight making him one of the most well-recognizable artists of the recent years.

The exhibition at the Milan Museum of Cultures, best known as MUDEC, curated by the artist's friend, Jeffrey Deitch, presents about 140 works created between 1980 and 1987, bringing together works of large dimensions, drawings, photos, collaborations with Warhol and a set of ceramic plates, on which Basquiat ironically portrayed personalities and artists from every age.
 
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Basquiat @ MUDEC © Photo: Carlotta Coppo.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Three Delegates, 1982. Acrilico, pastello a olio e collage su tela, cm 152,4 x 152,4. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Senza titolo (Hand Anatomy), 1982. Acrilico, olio, pastello a olio e collage su tela, cm 152,4 x 152,4. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Senza titolo, 1981. Acrilico, pastello a olio e gessetto su carta, cm 149,9 x 137,22. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Senza titolo, 1981. Olio, pastello a olio e aerografo su tela, cm 130,2 x 142,9. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Senza titolo (Bracco di Ferro) [sic], 1983. Acrilico e pastello a olio su tela, cm 182,9 x 182,9. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Yellow Tar and Feathers), 1982. Acrilico, pastello a olio, pastello, collage e piume su due tavole riunite, cm 245,1 x 229,2. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Back of the Neck, 1983. Serigrafia a cinque colori con coloritura a mano su carta, cm 127,6 x 258,4. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Autoritratto, 1981. Acrilico, olio, pastello a olio e collage su tre tavole, cm 101,6 x 177,8. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Senza titolo, 1985. Pastello, guazzo e collage su carta, cm 55,9 x 76,2. Mugrabi Collection. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat e Andy Warhol, Dog, 1984. Acrilico, inchiostro serigrafico, pastello a olio e olio su tela, cm 202,9 x 269,6. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Five Fish Species, 1983. Acrilico e pastello a olio su tela montata su tre tavole, cm 169,9 x 356,9. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Job Analisis [sic], 1983. Acrilico e pastello a olio su tela, cm 141,6 x 188. Mugrabi Collection © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat by SIAE 2016.

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Basquiat @ MUDEC © Photo: Carlotta Coppo.
 
The exhibition will be on view until February 26, 2017

 
USEFUL INFORMATION

THE MUSEUM
MUDEC (Museo delle Culture/Museum of Cultures) is a centre dedicated to the cultures of the world.
 
ADDRESS
Via Tortona 56, Milan (see map below)
 
GETTING THERE
Metro Line 2 (Sant' Agostino & Porta Genova Stations)
 
 
ADMISSION
€ 12
 
OPENING HOURS
Monday 02.30pm-07.30pm / Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 09.30am-07.30pm / Thursday, Saturday 09.30am-10.30pm

 
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