We previously reported about when this building hit the market last year, but the legendary Manhattan property where Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived will officially be taken over by Angelina Jolie.
57 Great Jones Street, located in the Bowery/NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, was previously owned by Andy Warhol in 1970. Shortly after meeting Jean-Michel Basquiat, he rented the second floor to him, where he would create a lot of the art he’s known for until his untimely passing at the age of 27.
This three-floor, 60,000-square-foot building was originally constructed in the 1860s. It was first purchased by Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli—aka the gangster Paul Kelly—who opened the Brighton Athletic Club there in 1904.
Art News reported that Angelina Jolie purchased the 57 Great Jones Street property from Meridian Capital Group and plans to get working on her latest business venture.
“Atelier Jolie will serve as a workshop opportunity for under-represented artisans and tailors from all around the world. Those participating will be able to work and showcase their creations at 57 Great Jones Street.”
The exterior of the building has some graffiti tagging on the front done by local artists. When asked if the actress would be covering the art, directors from Meridian Capital Group stated that she wanted to preserve the older art and keep that “Basquiat feel” to the space.
“She loved the facade of the building and it being tagged up with the street art as a memorial for Basquiat,” Garrett Kelly added.
The building at Great Jones Street has had quite a legacy. Just this past February, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation added it to their list of Civil Rights & Social Justice Landmarks around NYC. In 2020 the space was used as a home for a super exclusive restaurant, Bohemian.
We’ll keep you posted on all things Atelier Jolie as news comes out!