27 Sep 2020 to 31 Oct 2020 Once Only Event
The Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines Virtual Tour is online while the NGV is closed.
This exhibition Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines offers new and fascinating insights into the artists’ unique visual languages and reveals the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas.
Keith Haring (1958–90) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–88) changed the art world of the 1980s through their idiosyncratic imagery, radical ideas and complex socio-political commentary, creating an indelible legacy that continues to influence contemporary visual and popular culture today. Each artist is acclaimed for his distinctive visual language, employing signs, symbols and words to convey strong social and political messages in unconventional ways.
The exhibition surveys each artist’s tragically short, yet prolific career through more than 200 artworks, including works created in public spaces, painting, sculpture, objects, works on paper, photographs and more.
Once Only Event
27 Sep 2020 to 31 Oct 2020