New art ex­hi­bi­tions for au­tumn

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Two artists whose ca­reers were as bril­liant and bold as they were trag­i­cally short are the fo­cus of par­al­lel ex­hi­bi­tions newly opened at Paris’ Fon­da­tion Louis Vuit ton. The gallery has brought to­gether the worlds of rest­less1980s New York and avant-garde 1910s Vi­enna, through the paint­ings and draw­ings of JeanMichel Basquiat and Egon Schiele. There is lit tle im­me­di­ately to con­nect an Aus­trian Ex­pres­sion­ist with a New Yorker of Haitian–Puerto Ri­can her­itage whose ca­reer be­gan in graf­fiti. But in ad­di­tion to their early deaths (aged 27 and 28), both pro­duced works that shocked and cap­ti­vated, and con­tinue to stand as icons of their time (3 Oc­to­ber 2018–14 Jan­uary 2019; tick­ets £15; fon­da­tion­louisvuit­ton.fr).

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