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Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

September 10th, 2018

Basquiat exhibition at The Brant Foundation New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump, 1982
Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump, 1982

The Brant Foundation is pleased to premiere its second space with an inaugural exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat –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.”

The new space, located at 421 East 6th street, was the former home and studio of Walter De Maria, and has been redesigned by architect Richard Gluckman.

Organized in collaboration with the Fondation Louis Vuitton and curated by Peter M. Brant and Dr. Dieter Buchhart, the inaugural exhibition will bring together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collections as well as from international museums and private collections.

The Brant Foundation’s New York Space will open in March 2019.

Admission to The Brant Foundation is free of charge.  Tickets for the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition will be available in January 2019.  Please contact for more information about scheduling a school or group visit.