Basquiat in Frankfurt

Einst beschrieb er Hauswände und datete Madonna: Die Frankfurter Schirn zeigt die erste Basquiat-Retrospektive Deutschlands

Jean-Michel Basquiat at Area, New York, 1984, Courtesy Jennifer Goode

Er war der Protegé von Andy Warhol und der Boyfriend von Madonna: Jean-Michel Basquiat galt in den Achtzigern als Wild Child der New Yorker Kunstszene. Damals war er so arm, dass er auf alten Türen malte (die unglücklicherweise nicht mehr auffindbar sind). Heute kann sich kein Normalsterblicher mehr einen Basquiat leisten.

Der Künstler erlebte die phänomenale Wertsteigerung nicht, er starb viel zu jung mit 27 Jahren. Die Frankfurter Schirn zeigt nun die erste Basquiat-Retrospektive Deutschlands. Dort gibt es nicht nur Kunst, sondern auch Disco: Jeden Donnerstag findet der „Crown Club“ statt, angelehnt an New Yorker Underground-Clubs wie den Mudd Club.

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, Arm and Hammer II, 1984, Acrylic on canvas, Guarded by Bischofberger, Männedorf-Zurich, Switzerland, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean- Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York, Courtesy Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Männedorf-Zurich, Switzerland
George Hirose, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring at the opening of Julian Schnabel, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1987, © George Hirose, 1987
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dos Cabezas, 1982, Acrylic and oil stick on canvas with wooden supports, Private collection, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn, 1984, Acrylic, oil stick and photocopy, collage on canvas, Private collection, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York
1980–81, © New York Beat Film LLC, By permission of The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York, Photo: Edo Bertoglio
Jean-Michel Basquiat, King Zulu, 1986, Acrylic, wax and felt-tip pen on canvas, MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York, Photo: Gasull Fotografia
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Crown), 1982, Acrylic, ink and paper collage on paper, Private collection, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Self-Portrait, 1983, Oil on paper and wood, Collection Thaddaeus Ropac, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Courtesy Collection Thaddaeus Ropac, London
Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, 1983, © Roland Hagenberg
Rammellzee vs. K-Rob, produced and with cover artwork by Jean- Michel Basquiat, ‘Beat Bop’, 1983, Vinyl record and slip cover, Collection of Jennifer Von Holstein, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York
Beth Phillips, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente, 1984, © Beth Phillips, courtesy Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1980, Enamel, spray paint and oil stick on enamelled metal, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, gift of an anonymous donor, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ ADAGP, Paris & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York, Courtesy Whitney Museum of American Art
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982, Acrylic and oil on linen, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York, Courtesy Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Foto: Studio Tromp, Rotterdam
Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, A Panel of Experts, 1982, A Panel of Experts, 1982, Acrylic, oil stick and paper collage on canvas with exposed wooden supports and twine, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Gift of Ira Young, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 & The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York, Courtesy The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Foto: MFA, Douglas M. Parker


Die Ausstellung „Basquiat. Boom For Real“ ist bis zum 27. Mai in der Schirn in Frankfurt zu sehen.