The late, Brooklyn-born artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, is being celebrated with an astounding exhibition in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure is the first exhibition presented by Jean-Michel’s family, featuring more than 200 rare and never-before-seen works plus an immersive recreation of the artist’s studio. Tickets are on sale only until January 1, 2023, don’t wait to experience this monumental show!
The remarkable exhibit is in its final weeks through January 1st! Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat is a renowned cultural and artistic icon. Therefore, it’s only fitting that the exhibition touches upon his remarkable work depicting pop culture, music, the Black experience, literature, and more.
Visitors get the chance to explore his paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera, and artifacts through immersive environments that connect his artistic endeavors and personal life through the lens of his family. The exhibition provides “the most intimate and personal perspective imaginable,” says Jean-Michel’s sisters, Lisane and Jeanine.
You’ll even be able to step inside Basquiat’s art studio, childhood home, and the Palladium nightclub VIP area, the Michael Todd Room, with incredible recreations.
Fun fact: the exhibition’s name “King Pleasure” comes from a 1987 Basquiat painting title that was also “the name of a bebop-loving bartender turned jazz vocalist whose first hit, in 1952, “Moody’s Mood For Love,” catapulted him to fame.” Such a song was a beloved favorite of Jean-Michel’s father, Gerard Basquiat.
Where: 601 W 26th Street, New York
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday – Sunday 10am – 7pm. Closed Tuesdays.