Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat: An Intimate Portrait

This exhibition captures the friendship between artists Nicholas Taylor and Jean-Michel Basquiat, born under the pulsating lights of New York City’s famed Mudd Club in lower Manhattan in January, 1979. Twenty-eight historic photographs, shot on one roll of film, are being exhibited and traveled for the first time in their entirety. The accompanying text panels, written by Taylor, contextualize the historical significance of Basquiat – his eccentric behavior, obsessive hunger for fame and respect – in the vacuous art world of New York City in the 1980s, a time when there was little hope of escape...let alone, survival.

CEPA Gallery is proud to offer complete portfolios and select prints.

Portfolios include all 26 prints, over-matted and presented in a unique vintage suitcase. Complete portfolios are limited to an edition of 15. Select individual prints are in an edition of 100.

All prints are archivally printed on 11 x 14 inch black and white fiber based paper. The accompanying text is included with both the portfolios and individual prints.

Price for complete portfolios: $8000
Price for select single prints: $500