Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery will present an exhibition running for over one month of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat which is unprecedented in Luxembourg. Featuring 20 original works by Jean- Michel Basquiat, most of which are being shown for the first time, this exhibition was made possible by the loans of these important pieces by Belgian, French and Luxemburgish collectors,. Each piece on display features a different period of this prolific artists career, from his first creations in the early 1980s up to his collaborations with Andy Warhol.
The Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition is a groundbreaking cultural event in Luxembourg on many counts.
It is the first time that an exhibition of the work of Basquiat is done in Luxembourg.
Featuring 20 original works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, most of which are being shown for the first time, this exhibition was made possible by the loans of these important pieces by Belgian, French and Luxemburgish collectors. Each piece on display features a different period of this prolific artist’s career, from his first creations in the early 1980s up to his collaborations with Andy Warhol.
This exhibition celebrates the first anniversary of the installation of the Zidoun – Bossuyt Gallery in its new space in the Luxembourg Grund. It reinforces the strong international positioning of the gallery in the art world and its willingness to put Luxembourg as an important location for the promotion of contemporary art on the European map. The exhibition reflects the cultural project of the gallery and aims to offer the forefront of contemporary art to collectors and the general public.
This exhibition could not have been executed without the commitment of ATOZ and SGG, our two sponsors, and our partner AXA Art. They have been relentlessly mobilised to accomplish this project and to contribute to what we hope will be a great success.
We also would like to extend our gratitude to the collectors who have accepted to lend their masterpieces and to Enrico Navarra and Tony Shafrazi for their precious contributions in the catalogue of the exhibition.
Finally, we would like to warmly thank Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and Lydie Polfer, Mayor of the City of Luxembourg, for having honoured us by granting their patronage and having thereby given a new dimension to this exhibition.
We hope that by offering an exhibition of high standard, this first historical exhibition will remain engraved in the history of the gallery and also in the cultural life of the Grand-Duchy.
Audrey Bossuyt-Mahy Nordine Zidoun