Contemporaries Tour: Basquiat x Warhol at the Brant Foundation

Tues, Dec 19, 2023
5:30–6:30 pm

The Brant Foundation

Open to Contemporaries and Contemporaries Patrons Members

Join fellow Contemporaries at the Brant Foundation’s East Village location for a walkthrough of the exhibition Basquiat x Warhol, which presents the artists together with a selection of masterpieces from their influential collaboration in the early eighties.

In 1984, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol pursued a separate yet cooperative practice resulting in over 160 canvases. Meeting almost every day, the pair would work on multiple monumental canvases simultaneously, from early hours into the evening. This enthusiastic exchange of energy is exemplified in their paintings, which illustrate a back-and-forth that is both tense and complementary. This exhibition reasserts the impact of artistic collaboration across generations and genres while showcasing their shared inspirations, political concerns, and mutual trust.

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