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From opposite ends of the 20th century, from Europe – Vienna – to America – New York, the lives and works of Egon Schiele and Jean-Michel Basquiat are fascinating for their fleetingness and their intensity.
Presented separately in two different sequences, these exhibitions respect the specific context of each body of work, two moments which were as rich as they were different from each other.
For Schiele, Vienna in 1900, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, a leading centre of intellectual and artistic life marked by the Secession, the jugendstil and the birth of an effervescent intellectual and artistic modernity. For Basquiat, New York in the early 1980s, with the vitality of its underground scene, urban downtown culture, and questions relative to art and identity.
© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry - Photo Iwan Baan, 2014
From 29 August to 30 September 2018, while the Fondation installs the next exhibition "Egon Schiele - Jean-Michel Basquiat", the galleries are closed. At this time, you can visit the building, discover the "Architectural journey" permanent exhibition, enjoy the micro-tours, family activities, and the panoramic views from the terraces at a special rate of €9 for general admission, €4 for reduced admission and €20 for families.
Bathed in natural daylight from a skylight, the exhibition begins in the Studio, which displays an original scale model around which visitors can walk before discovering two widescreen videos shot using drones.
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