Primary School | BASQUIAT. The Retrospective

BASQUIAT. The Retrospective

Virtually no other artist comes anywhere close to being as representative of the 1980s and that decade’s pulsating New York art scene as does the brilliantly exceptional artistic phenomenon that was Jean-Michel Basquiat.

It was not long, however, before he began his rapid ascent. Basquiat’s meteoric career can seem something like fast-forwarding through a movie filled with sequences where the principal character interacts with his era’s most significant artists, including David Bowie and Madonna. Moreover, Basquiat also maintained an inspiring friendship with Andy Warhol. His paintings were soon in extremely high demand, appreciating rapidly in value—and by 1982, he had become both the youngest-ever participant in documenta 7 and the first world-famous artist with Afro-American-Caribbean roots. Basquiat was unable to withstand the challenge posed by this quick success for long, however, and he died of a drug overdose in 1988.

This exhibition at the ALBERTINA Museum is Austria’s first comprehensive museum-based retrospective featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat’s extraordinary oeuvre.

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In our playfully conceived exhibition visit, we get to know the fascinating figure of Basquiat. We explore his one-of-a-kind painting style, decode his graffiti messages, and discover clues about his life as well as the recurring themes seen in selected works.

In our 30-minute workshop, the school students create a “Basquiat to go”—a drawing that they can take home right away since it doesn’t need to dry. In the 60-minute workshop, we add collage and liquid paints to our palette of techniques. The works created here need to dry first and can be picked up at a later point in time.
 

Duration

  • 90 minutes
    (60 min tour of the exhibition and 30 min workshop in the Formatwerk studio)
  • 120 minutes
    (60 min tour of the exhibition and 60 min workshop in the  Formatwerk studio)

 

Price

There is no entrance fee for children.
Fee for the guided tour per participant of the group:

60-minute program

EUR 4

90-minute program

EUR 5

120-minute program

EUR 6

Teachers and attendants (max. of 2 per class/group) visit the exhibition for free and are responsible for the group throughout the museum visit.

School classes over 25 students are divided.
 

Inquiries & Contact

ALBERTINA Art Education
on working days between 9 am and 4 pm under T +43 1 534 83 540 or E

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After reserving a date please send us a list of your children's first names: Download Name List

Jean-Michel Basquiat | Untitled, 1982 | 76,2 x 55,8 cm Acryl und Ölkreide | (Private Collection, Photo: Peter Schuhböck © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York)
Jean-Michel Basquiat | Untitled, 1982 | 76,2 x 55,8 cm Acryl und Ölkreide | (Private Collection, Photo: Peter Schuhböck © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York)
Jean-Michel Basquiat | Light Blue Movers, 1987 | 274 × 285 cm Acryl und Ölkreide auf Leinwand | (Nicola Erni Collection, Reto Pedrini Photography © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York)
Jean-Michel Basquiat | Light Blue Movers, 1987 | 274 × 285 cm Acryl und Ölkreide auf Leinwand | (Nicola Erni Collection, Reto Pedrini Photography © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York)
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