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The AGO is break-dancing, beatboxing and staying up late to welcome Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition to Toronto Press Release

The radical vision of New York artist, musician and fashion-world icon Jean-Michel Basquiat arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Feb. 7, 2015, and to celebrate the AGO is offering an unprecedented variety of related programming and events ranging from talks to film screenings and dance parties.

Tickets for Basquiat exhibition at the AGO go on sale Jan. 23; draw for free opening celebration opens online todayPress Release

Opening on Feb. 7, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and running to May 10, 2015, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time will feature over 80 artworks, primarily large-scale paintings and works on paper, from museums and private collections across North America and Europe. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 23, 2015.

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    From the Collections

    Robert Clow Todd
    born Berwick-on-Tweed, England, around 1809; died Toronto, Ontario, 1866
    The Ice Cone, Montmorency Falls, Quebec, around 1845
    oil on canvas, 51.2 x 67.9 cm
    Purchase, with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1987
    Alfred-Pierre Agache
    born Lille, France, 1843; died Cour-Cheverny, France, 1915
    The Sword, 1896
    oil on canvas, 177.8 x 109.2 cm
    Gift of the Canadian National Exhibition Association, 1965
    Linneaus Tripe
    born Plymouth Deck (now Devonport), England, 1822; died Devonport, England, 1902
    Amerapoora. Maha-Too-Lo-Bounghian Kyoung, 1855
    albumen print from waxed paper negative, coloured in watercolour, 26.6 x 35.0 cm
    Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 1996
    Mother and Child
    Yoruba artist of the Owo Kingdom, Nigeria, 1500s or 1600s
    ivory, 14.4 x 7.3 x 7.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Camille Pissarro
    born St. Thomas Island, Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands), 1830; died Paris, France, 1903
    Pont Boieldieu in Rouen, Rainy Weather, 1896
    oil on canvas, 73.6 x 91.4 cm
    Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1937
    Christoph Maucher
    born Schwabisch, Gmund, Germany, 1642; died Germany, after 1721
    Hercules and Anateus (with one of the Furies), before 1695
    ivory
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Pieter Brueghel the Younger
    born Brussels, Belgium, 1564/5; died Antwerp, Belgium, 1637/8
    The Peasants Wedding
    oil on wood, 36.2 x 44.2 cm
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Redelmeier, 1940
    David Milne
    born near Burgoyne, Ontario, 1882; died Bancroft, Ontario, 1953
    Winter Sky, 1 January 1935
    oil on canvas, 30.5 x 41.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    born Naples, Italy, 1898; died Rome, Italy, 1680
    Pope Gregory XV, 1621
    marble, 83.2 x 62.3 x 32.4 cm
    Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1997
    Andrea Brustolon (attributed to)
    born and died Belluno, Italy, 1662-1732
    Frame: Four Labours of Hercules, 1700-1725
    boxwood, 21.5 x 18.0 x 2.5 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

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