Jean-Michel Basquiat at The Brant Foundation
New York City
The Brant Foundation has found a second home in New York City’s East Village. Opening to the public on March 6th, the foundation will present an inaugural, career-spanning exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of New York’s most beloved painters.
The space itself, just blocks away from Basquait’s home and studio, occupies a century-old building originally designed as a substation for energy firm ConEdison. After which, the building subsequently served as the private residence and studio of famed American artist Walter De Maria, from the mid-1980s until his death in 2013. Richard Gluckman, of Gluckman Tang Architects, was responsible for renovating the 16,000-square-foot building to feature 7,000 square feet of exhibition space across four expansive floors.
Curated by Brant Foundation founder Peter M. Brant and Dr. Dieter Buchhart, the inaugural exhibition will bring together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collection as well as loans from international museums and acclaimed private collections. Organized in collaboration with the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, this show belongs in downtown New York and should not to be missed!