For the first time in a quarter of a century, Basquiat x Warhol, an exhibition of works from the dynamic art world duo’s iconic collaboration in the early 1980s, is being shown by Palm Beach art collector Peter Brant at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center in NYC.
After their first introduction at Warhol’s “Factory,” Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat met frequently from 1983-1985 working on multiple large canvases at a time which resulted in more than 160 collaborative works. These works debuted at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in 1985.
“In their collaboration, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol came together and opened new ideas and spaces of thought that mirror both our present time as well as the past and future. The results are brilliant artworks that continue to have an impact in our own time as they appear to address pressing and highly relevant contemporary topics such as racism and consumerism. Their collaboration was a unique project and probably one of the greatest and most enduring in all of art history,” says Dr. Dieter Buchhart who curated the show in collaboration with Brant and Dr. Anna Karina Hofbauer.
The exhibition is an initiative of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris and runs through January 7.