Miró/Dubuffet/Basquiat Exhibition Announced at Nassau County Museum

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ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) will present works by Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet and Jean-Michel Basquiat, shown together for the first time. The artists do not share generation nor culture, but they do share a confrontational antagonism to the traditional and academic, resulting in art that is raw, bold and forthright. Primal symbols characterize their work in personalized types of graffiti that exist in a timeless, unidentifiable space. In the work of these artists, signs and color erupt in a free association of structure and rhythm; the mysterious act of painting is shown as wild and free, yet also very exacting. Miró/Dubuffet/Basquiat opens at NCMA on March 13, 2010 and remains on view through May 24, 2010. Joan Miró (1893-1983) was born in Barcelona. He studied art at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts and at the Academia Gali. In the beginning of his career he