Melbourne’s treasured National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is once again bringing us a cross-pollination of art classics with an exposé of admired New York artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat in an exhibition marked Crossing Lines.
The gallery is set to host an assortment of over 200 combined works from each artist, stretching from paintings, sculptures, photographs as well as other objects and public pieces.
The amazing careers of Haring and Basquiat were both tragically cut short, yet they continue to live on through their unparalleled works.
The pop art scene in the ’80s saw the two artists decorate the subways and streets of New York with much more expressive and oratorical graffiti-style works, which put them on the path to collaborate with likes of Madonna, Grace Jones and Andy Warhol.
The exhibition is also set to display a nostalgic, reimagined mural of one Haring’s works that he once created on his one and only visit to the NGV in 1984, on the famous water wall.
The NGV states online:
“The exhibition surveys each artist’s tragically short, yet prolific career through more than 200 artworks, including works created in public spaces, painting, sculpture, objects, works on paper, photographs and more. Crossing Lines provides local and international audiences with a comprehensive insight into these influential artists’ careers.”
Find out more on the exhibition of Crossing lines here.