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

n.p.:n.p., [1980].

Item #SKB-16192

Handbill for an alternative group show featuring "Art, Politics, Performance & Film." 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 sexy woman kneeling in a leopard print bikini. 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 (imperceptible touch of yellowing to bottom edge). Rare.

Price: $750.00

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