Jean-Michel Basquiat : Photos
A vast collection of photos depicting Basquiat, from 1979 until 1988. The photos have been selected in such a way as to be able to exhibit the highlights of the artist’s life and are arranged in chronological order. For each photo there is a caption indicating the year in which the photo was taken and, for most of the photos present, also the place.
The collection presented is the result of a long and meticulous search for images, which led to finding even very rare photos.
Photos are divided into five sections, which correspond to a subdivision of Basquiat’s years of life according to the different phases of its existence.
A section is entirely dedicated to the photos of Basquiat with Andy Warhol, and spans the years from 1982 to 1986.
- East 12th Street, The “Gray”, Mudd Club, TV Party (1979-1980)
- “Downtown 81”, the first gallery owners and the beginning of success (1980-1982)
- Bruno Bischofberger, Andy Warhol, The New York Time Magazine: the gold period (1982-1985)
- Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol: a deep friendship (1982-1986)
- Last years (1986-1988)