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Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat “Olympic Rings” @ Gagosian Gallery

Coinciding with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the city’s Gagosian Gallery is now home to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s collaborative 1985 Olympic Rings painting. Inspired by the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, the piece is part of a group of collaborative artworks produced by the two between 1983 and 1985 and pairs Warhol’s abstract and stylized take on the Olympic five-rings symbol with a tribute to famous African-American athletes from Olympics past – done by Basquiat in his signature graffiti-informed style. Measuring 81 1/8″ x 183 1/2″, Olympic Rings will remain on display through August 11, 2012.

Gagosian Gallery
6-24 Britannia St.
London WC1X 9JD
United Kingdom
Tel: 44.207.841.9960

Date: Jul 14, 2012  /  Views: 51  /  Author: T.S. Fox
Category: Arts  /  Tags: Art, Andy warhol, Jean-michel basquiat, Gagosian gallery