70 years apart in their deaths and both aged 28 at the time, artists Egon Schiele and Jean-Michel Basquiat will have their works come together for a historic exhibition at Foundation Louis Vuitton. Both disruptors and contemporaries in their field, October 3 will see the debut of many unseen works.
Coming out of the personal collection of LVMH CEO, Bernard Arnault, many of the works that will be on display, have never been shown to the public. The Basquiat exhibition will be spread over four floors and is due to include over 100 works, on loan from from the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles, and In Italian (1983) which will be lent by the Connecticut-based Brant Foundation. The exhibition will also see an appearance in London, then Frankfurt in 2019.
The first floor of the of the Frank Gehry-designed building will be filled with over 80 drawings, watercolours and paintings by Egon Schiele.
“Although distinct from one another, the two exhibitions allow the simultaneous contemplation of two sensational bodies of work. The existential nature of Schiele’s lines, like Basquiat’s, is one of the main themes raised by Dieter Buchhart, curator of the two exhibitions,” a press statement says.
You can view the exhibition from October 3 to January 14, 2019 at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris.