OPENING | 9. APRIL 2022
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s contributions to the history of art and his explorations of multifaceted cultural phenomena––including music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and other sources––will be showcased through immersive environments providing unique insight into the late artist’s creative life and his singular voice that propelled a social and cultural narrative that continues to this day.
Organized and curated by the family of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this exhibition of over 200 never-before-seen and rarely shown paintings, drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera, and artifacts tell the story of Jean-Michel from an intimate perspective, intertwining his artistic endeavors with his personal life, influences, and the times in which he lived.
Sir David Adjaye OBE will lead the exhibition design for Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©. Renowned for designing many notable buildings around the world, including the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Adjaye Associates will transform the ground floor of the landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building with the remarkable story of Jean-Michel told through the lens of his family.
601 WEST 26TH STREET,
NEW YORK, NY 10001 USA
ENTRANCE ON 27TH STREET