Galerie Bruno Bischofberger AG

Jean-Michel Basquiat

(American, 1960–1988)

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Il Duce, 1982

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Bornin Brooklyn, NY
Became a Junior Member of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Began spray painting cryptic aphorisms on subway trains and around lower Manhattan and signing them with the name SAMO© (Same Old Shit)
Left home permanently and quit school just one year before graduating form high school
Befriended by Andy Warhol
Died in New York, NY


Print - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
Jean-Michel Basquiat - Kukje Gallery, Seoul
Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery, New York City, NY
Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back - The Logan Collection At Sfmoma - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
sous influences - arts plastiques et psychotropes - La Maison Rouge, Paris
30 Americans - Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s - ICA - Institute of Contemporary ArtBoston, Boston, MA
Blues For Smoke - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
In Extremis - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Self-portrait - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
Narren. Künstler. Heilige - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Keith Haring in Knokke - Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke-Heist
Summer Selections - Woodward Gallery, New York City, NY
Les chefs-doeuvre de la donation Yvon Lambert - Collection Lambert, Avignon
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980 - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Jean-Michel Basquiat / Andy Warhol - Gagosian Gallery, London (England)
Caribbean: Crossroads Of The World - Queens Museum of Art (QMA), New York City, NY
From Pop Art To Yba - The Columns, Seoul
Same Same But Different - Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Picasso / Basquiat - Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
Micro Mania - Gagosian Gallery, Paris
Bye Bye American Pie - MALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Spring (2012) - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Salon du dessin 2012 - Galerie de France, Paris
Martin Visser: collector, designer, free spirit - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
God Save the Queen: Punk in the Netherlands 1977-1984 - Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Brucennial 2012 - Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer - Brucennial, New York City, NY
Meneer Delta - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Ménage à trois - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
20th Century Pop Art Masters - Galerie Gmurzynska - Zürich, Zurich
Theatre Of The World - Mona - Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS
Jean Michel Basquiat - Gallery Tagboat , Tokyo
Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Rat pack - BURKHARD EIKELMANN GALERIE, Dusseldorf
Portraits : Cabinet De CuriositÉs - Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva
Arts for a Better World - Taglialatella Galleries, New York, New York City, NY
30 Americans - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Italia - america - Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia
Warhol & Basquiat - ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj
Summer Show - Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York City, NY
Slice of Summer - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Made in Italy - Gagosian Gallery, Rome
GRAFFITI - NEW YORK 80´s - Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
Untagged (the white wall show) - IKON Ltd, Santa Monica, CA
Art in the Streets - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Un corps inattendu - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
Salon du Dessin 2011 - Galerie de France, Paris
30 Americans - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Hyper Real – Kunst und Amerika um 1970 - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
The 80s Revisited. Sammlung Bischofberger II - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
ALREADY-MADE ? - Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris
Basquiat/Warhol , Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
A Tribute To Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
Your Gold Teeth III, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Sans—titre # 1 oeuvres de la Collection Lambert peintures des années 1970 - 1980, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Looking at Music: Side 2, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Jean-Michel Basquiat works on paper, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat. Ahuyentando fantasmas, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Galleria Davide Di Maggio, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat : Works on Paper , Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Basquiat in Cotonou, Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Benin (solo)
Basquiat heads, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Basquiat 1960-1988 - Basquiat Retrospective, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Museo d´Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1981: The Studio of the Street, Deitch Projects - 76, Grand Street, New York, NY (solo)
Basquiat - una antología para Puerto Rico, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce, Puerto Rico (solo)
Jean Michel Basquiat, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Jean Michel Basquiat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat - In Word Only, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Jean-Michel Basquiat: An Intimate Portrait - Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA (solo)

Public Collections

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York , NY
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Berardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelone, Spain
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan


Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981 : the studio of the street. Milano : Charta ; New York : Deitch Projects, 2007
Dubuffet, Basquiat : personal histories. New York : PaceWildenstein, 2006 (catalogue)
Emmerling, Leonhard.Jean-Michel Basquiat 1960-1988. Cologne; London: Taschen, 2003
Jean Michel Basquiat : paintings and works on paper : The Mugrabi Collection. Künzelsau : Museum Würth : Swiridoff Verlag, 2001
Jean-Michel Basquiat : paintings and drawings 1980-1988. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 1997 (catalogue)