Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena––including music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and other sources––will be showcased through immersive environments providing unique insight into the late artist’s creative life and his singular voice that propelled a social and cultural narrative that continues to this day. Organized and curated by the family of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this exhibition of over 200 never-before-seen and rarely shown paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera, and artifacts tell the story of Jean-Michel from an intimate perspective, intertwining his artistic endeavors with his personal life, influences, and the times in which he lived.
The show was supposed to end but was recently extended. So, for those of you who haven’t yet seen the incredible “Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure”© exhibit, you still have time to check it out! Trust us, this is a show that is highly relevant and right in our backyard!
Today, the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, with the artist’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, as well as Ileen Gallagher and ISG Productions Ltd. say the exhibition is being extended by popular demand through October 31.
Hosted in the bold and iconic Starrett-Lehigh Building, one of Manhattan’s largest and premier landmark properties with a history of attracting world-class creative companies and elite brands. Its modern and streamlined design prompted its inclusion in Modern Architecture: International Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. Sir David Adjaye OBE will lead the exhibition design for Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©. Renowned for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Adjaye Associates will transform the ground floor of the landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building with the remarkable story of Jean-Michel told through the lens of his family.
The art is the main event, but the venue is worth the trip!
For more information and tickets, visit kingpleasure.basquiat.com