Book + Art—Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

  • Asheville Art Museum

  • Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • From: 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM
  • Dates: April 26, 2024
  • Admission: Free for Members or included with Museum admission

Join Museum Staff for a conversation about the book Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines. Following the book discussion, join us in the galleries for a conversation connecting the book to artworks on view in the current exhibition The New Salon: A Contemporary View. Books are available for purchase at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café for a 10% discount.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are considered icons of twentieth-century art. Both are known for their idiosyncratic imagery, radical viewpoints and complex socio-political commentary, and both employed signs, symbols and words to explore ideas around race, sexuality, spirituality and other aspects of contemporary life.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines draws out the many intersections between the artists’ lives, practices and ideas. It includes more than 200 images, including works created in public spaces, paintings, sculptures, objects, works on paper and photographs, which are accompanied by new essays and interviews. Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines is a record of and a tribute to the work of two boundary-pushing, highly influential artists. This book was produced in association with the exhibition of the same name that opened at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia in December 2019.

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