In Keith Haring / Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, the National Gallery of Victoria presents a double portrait of the late, iconic, New York-based artists Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–88) and Keith Haring (1958–90), becoming the first public museum to place their careers in direct dialogue. The retrospective presents many of both artists’ signature works. The vibrant juxtaposition creates a narrative of two ambitious rebels as rising stars in 1980s New York as well as a compelling snapshot of the heyday of the city’s bohemian Lower East Side.
- ABR Arts
- ABR Arts Visual Arts
- Kieth Haring
- JeanMichel Basquiat
- Sophie Knezic
- National Gallery of Victoria
Sophie Knezic is a writer, scholar, and visual artist who works between practice and theory. Sophie’s critical writing has been published in journals including Broadsheet Journal, Evental Aesthetics: An Independent Journal of Philosophy and Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, and she is a regular contributor to Frieze, Memo Review, Art Monthly Australasia, and Australian Book Review. Sophie lectures in Art History and Theory at RMIT University, and Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
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