A History of Jean-Michel Basquiat
December 19, 2020 - February 19, 2021Free
A Survey of Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera: Announcement Cards, Posters and Publications 1981-88 | Online Exhibition
The art ephemera of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) is of special interest driven not only by his phenomenal success but also by the way his work brings together different segments of the art world. Cards show him exhibiting in nightclubs, pop-up spaces and in the toniest art galleries. He is connected with artists as diverse as A-One, Adrian Piper, Anselm Kiefer and Cy Twombly. Because Basquiat’s life was short, each of his exhibitions has added significance. Every piece of Basquiat art ephemera from the years he was alive is important.
Gallery 98’s online exhibition “A Survey of Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera” includes only items that have been part of our inventory. This exhibition, which we first mounted in summer 2019, has now been significantly expanded by the many new top-tier Basquiat items that Gallery 98 has acquired over the last few months. Most of these items have been sold but a few are still available.