Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘2- Poster/Invites, "Warhol / Basquiat Paintings", Shafrazi Exhibition NYC’, 1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘2- Poster/Invites, "Warhol / Basquiat Paintings", Shafrazi Exhibition NYC’, 1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Michael Halsband
Title: Warhol - Basquiat Paintings
Year: 1985
Signed: No
Medium: Offset Lithograph
Paper Size: 17 x 11 inches
Image Size: 17 x 11 inches
Edition Size: Unknown
Framed: No
Condition: B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age.
Additional Details: Original advertisement for the 1985 exhibition titled 'Warhol - Basquiat Paintings" which was held at The Palladium in New York City on September 14th 1985. Fold lines running horizontally and vertically.

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Shafrazi Gallery, NYC

Private Collection, NY

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York