»Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©« in New York

About 200 works by Basquiat exhibited for the first time

When an artist's family organizes an exhibition, it becomes unique. In Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©, starting April 9 in New York, more than 200 paintings, drawings and ephemera by Basquiat will be on display, most of them for the first time.

April 09, 2022
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jailbirds, 1983
© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jailbirds, 1983

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© will be a sensation: the artist's family is inviting visitors to a presentation of over 200 rare works by Basquiat, most of which will be seen for the first time. Paintings, drawings and ephemera will renew the view of Basquiat's life and work. The show opens April 9 at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in New York.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988), who rose to fame at an early age and died young, fought against being classified as a graffiti artist. He was the first Black artist to establish himself in the white dominated US/Western art market. Today, his work is among the most sought-after items at auction. Most recently, Basquiat's Untitled (1982) was announced for auction at Phillips in May with an estimate of $70 million.Art.Salon

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles the First, 1982
© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles the First, 1982

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