Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure
Opening Spring 2022
There is no better way to come out of this lockdown than to be able to finally announce our collaboration with the epic team behind the upcoming Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. We have been diligently working with our client at Starrett-Lehigh and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to tie the bow on this once-in-a-lifetime showcase of never before seen works.
It was conceived by his sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, who run The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat along with their stepmother Nora Fitzpatrick.
Jean-Michel and his work are touchstones of NYC. The city is not only his birthplace, but also the backdrop of his meteoric career, making it the ideal location for this exhibition. Jean-Michel ushered in a golden era of boundary-defying art that continues to inspire youth culture across the world. His contributions to the history of art and his exploration into our multifaceted culture - incorporating music, the Black experience, pop culture, Black American sports figures, literature, and more – will be showcased through immersive environments providing an intimate look into Jean-Michel’s creative life and unique voice that propelled the social and cultural narrative that continues to this day.
The iconic Starrett- Lehigh building will be transformed into the incredible exhibition space. The building is one of Manhattan's largest landmark properties with a history of attracting world-class creative companies and elite brands. Its modern and streamlined design prompted its inclusion in Modern Architecture: International Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932.