Contemporary Art Spring
Learn more about the "Andy Warhol To Damien Hirst - The Revolution In Printmaking" and "Basquiat × Warhol. Painting Four Hands" exhibitions in Vienna and Paris.
Albertina Modern, Vienna "Andy Warhol To Damien Hirst - The Revolution In Printmaking"Running until 23 July 2023
The Albertina Modern museum’s collection of printed graphics reflects important post-1945 phenomena in light of outstanding examples. Some 100 pieces of American pop and minimal art from both international and local names are on display, with the titular Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, as well as the works by Roy Lichtenstein, Kiki Smith, Robert Rauschenberg, Agnes Martin, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorff, Georg Baselitz and others.
The collection also extends forward in time to encompass younger artists like Christiane Baumgartner and Michaela Konrad. In this context, novel applications of traditional techniques such as woodcut receive every bit as much attention as does innovative work born of the possibilities revealed by expanded approaches to printmaking.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris"Basquiat × Warhol. Painting Four Hands"From 05.04.2023 to 28.08.2023
Between 1984 and 1985, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol created around 160 paintings together in tandem, “à quatre mains”, including some of the largest works produced during their respective careers. Keith Haring, who witnessed their friendship and collaboration production, would say that two minds merged to create a “third distinctive and unique mind.”
The exhibition in the Fondation Louis Vuitton will be the most important exhibition ever dedicated to this extraordinary body of work and will bring together more than 300 works and documents including 80 canvases jointly signed by the two artists. Also featured will be individual works by each, as well as a set of works by other major artists like Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Kenny Scharf, Michael Halsband in order to evoke the energy of the New York downtown art scene of the 1980s.