THE ART OF THE 1980s – VITO SCHNABEL’S SUMMER SHOW IN ST. MORITZ

An era of the extreme: political movements, the beginning of globalization, of freedom… major culture changes which all lead to kind of playful and new expressions in the art scene: The 1980s. Dedicated to this period is this year’s Summer Show (till Sept. 4) at the Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz. The exhibition  includes signature works by artists that were active during the 1980s, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat (one of my favorite artists), Rene Ricard, Andy Warhol, Rene Ricard, Julian Schnabel and others.

“The exhibition explores the ways in which artists responded to the zeitgeist of the ‘80s and reacted to the cultural climate of the time.”

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Eine Ära der Extreme: Politische Bewegungen, Beginn der Globalisierung und des Freiheitsgefühls.. wesentliche gesellschaftliche Änderungen, die die die Kunstszene zu neuen, teils spielerischen, Ausdrucksweisen inspirierten: Die 1980er. Dieser Periode widmet die Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz ihre aktuelle “Summer Show” (bis 4. Sept.). Die Ausstellung zeigt signifikante Werke von Künstlern, die in den 1980ern aktiv waren, wie z. B. Jean-Michel Basquiat (mein Favorit), Rene Ricard, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel und weitere.

“Die Ausstellung erkundet die Eigenarten, mit welchen die Künstler den Zeitgeist der 80er ausdrückten und das damalige kulturelle reagierten.”

Credit: Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled, 1981
 Mixed media on canvas 51 x 41 cm Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery © 2016 Pro Litteris, Zurich

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled, 1981

Mixed media on canvas
51 x 41 cm
Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery
© 2016 Pro Litteris, Zurich

 

Andy Warhol
 Reflected (purple, red, green and yellow on black), 1982
 Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
 229 x 178 cm Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery, © 2016 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich

Andy Warhol

Reflected (purple, red, green and yellow on black), 1982

Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas

229 x 178 cm
Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery,
© 2016 the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc., New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich