Handbill announcing the ''Times Square Show'' where Basquiat was discovered, 1980.

NY: Privately published, 1980.

Item #SKB-14996

4to. Handbill for an alternative group show featuring "Art, Films, Store, Some Fashion, Politics and More." The "exhibition documented the convergence of punk/no wave, wild style, conceptual street work, radical feminism, gay liberation and the burgeoning neo-expressionism that would set the agenda for the dynamic New York art world of the early '80s" (Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street). Illustrated with a photograph of a buxom woman carrying a turkey on a platter. Basquiat participated in this show when he was a complete unknown. The abstract, graffiti-like work that he contributed brought him his first one-line mention in the art press. Although his name doesn't appear on the handbill it's well documented that this event marked the very beginning of Basquiat's career. Fine.

Price: $750.00

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