Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat "Olympic Rings" @ Gagosian GalleryCoinciding with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, the city’s 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.
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