Navigate left
Back to Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story at Guggenheim Museum

About

Statement

A tightly focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, supplemented with work by others of his generation, will explore a formative chapter in the artist’s career through the lens of his identity and the role of cultural activism in NYC during the early 1980s.

Press Release

(NEW YORK, NY—May 7, 2019)—From June 21 to November 6, 2019, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story. This focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, will explore a formative chapter in the artist’s career through the lens of his identity and the role of …

(NEW YORK, NY—May 7, 2019)—From June 21 to November 6, 2019, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story. This focused, thematic exhibition of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960–1988), supplemented with work by others of his generation, will explore a formative chapter in the artist’s career through the lens of his identity and the role of cultural activism in New York City during the early 1980s.

Basquiat’s “Defacement”: The Untold Story is organized by guest curator Chaédria LaBouvier.

The exhibition takes as its starting point the …

Location

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, US
Mon: 10am – 5:30pm Tue: 10am – 8pm Wed – Fri: 10am – 5:30pm Sat: 10am – 8pm Sun: 10am – 5:30pm