Jean Michel Basquiat in POST series by Laurence de Valmy

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On October 4 1982, Jean Michel Basquiat met Andy Warhol during a lunch organized by the art dealer Bruno Bischofberger, who took some photos of the two artists together. Basquiat left with some photos and one and half an hour later, Basquiat assistant appeared at the Factory with a 60" x 60” work on canvas, still completely wet, titled Dos Cabezas.

Andy who valued the fact of being fast declared "I'm really jealous. He's faster than I am.' and then later to Basquiat "I mean, you're faster than Picasso. God, that's greaaaat”.

This first painting would be the start of a friendship and collaboration of the two men.

 

Sources:

The Andy Warhol Diaries, ed. P. Hackett, New York, 1989,

Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, Phoebe Hoban, 2008  

Jean Michel meets Andy, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

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