Jean-Michel Basquiat: Made in Japan

Art

Collectors of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work include Madonna, Johnny Depp and the late David Bowie. The artist was a significant leader in the 1980s New York art scene after being recognized for enigmatic graffiti street art. Reading between the lines of his riddled poetry, art lovers can decipher Basquiat’s smoldering emotions and see the source of his inspiration found remarkably close to home, in the streets and alleys of Manhattan. His role in the neo-expressionism movement is undeniable and his legacy and influence can still be seen today across fashion and cinema. This exhibition highlights Japan and its culture’s influence on some of Basquiat’s work including recurring motifs of the yen symbol. Most importantly, the show’s carefully curated artworks recreate the atmosphere and feel of late 20th-century Japan.

Image: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Onion Gum, 1983, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 177.8 x 203.2 x 5 cm, Courtesy Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, Photo: Camerarts, New York Artwork © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Event Details

  • Date:

    Sep. 21, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019

  • Time:

    10:00 - 20:00

  • Price:

    Adults ¥2,100 | University and high school students ¥1,600 | Junior high and elementary school students ¥1,100

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Mori Arts Center Gallery
    Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

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Event Details

  • Date:

    Sep. 21, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019

  • Time:

    10:00 - 20:00

  • Price:

    Adults ¥2,100 | University and high school students ¥1,600 | Junior high and elementary school students ¥1,100

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Mori Arts Center Gallery
    Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku

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