Guided Tour: Wednesday, March 27 at 11:30am
FREE for members, $25 non-members
(Space is limited)
Join The Carriage Barn Arts Center for a visit to the inaugural Basquiat exhibition at The Brant Foundation’s New York space (421 East 6th Street).
This solo exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat was organized in collaboration with the Fondation Louis Vuitton and curated by Brant Foundation founder Peter M. Brant and Dr. Dieter Buchhart. Bringing together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collections as well as from international museums and private collections. Dr. Buchhart says, “The retrospective will show Basquiat as a resolutely contemporary artist who created a foretaste of our Internet society by using cut-and-paste sampling from his surroundings. With the astonishing radicalness of his artistic practice, Basquiat renewed the concept of art with enduring impact.”
As a collector of Basquiat’s work since the 1980s, Peter M. Brant has amassed a collection of some of the artist’s most important works from throughout his career. The Brant Foundation is pleased to premiere its second space with this inaugural Basquiat survey – reconnecting the East Village to a seminal figure of its past. “Basquiat has been a cornerstone of the East Village art scene for decades, and to bring his work back to the neighborhood that inspired it is a great privilege,” says Brant. “Our family is thrilled to launch The Brant Foundation’s New York space with an artist who is central to the collection, and above all to share his legacy with the community that was fundamental in shaping it.”