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Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol

Collaboration Paintings

May 23–June 22, 2002
Beverly Hills

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Monster Meat, c. 1984–85 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 103 × 102 inches (261.6 × 259.1 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Monster Meat, c. 1984–85

Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 103 × 102 inches (261.6 × 259.1 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, GE Short Line & Reading, c. 1984–85 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 76 × 88 inches (193 × 223.5 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, GE Short Line & Reading, c. 1984–85

Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 76 × 88 inches (193 × 223.5 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Big Rat, c. 1984–85 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 77 × 119 inches (195.6 × 302.3 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Big Rat, c. 1984–85

Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 77 × 119 inches (195.6 × 302.3 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ford, c. 1984–85 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 86 × 68 inches (218.4 × 172.7 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ford, c. 1984–85

Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 86 × 68 inches (218.4 × 172.7 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, PE D G Two Heads, c. 1984–85 Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 76 × 98 inches (193 × 248.9 cm)

Andy Warhol & Jean-Michel Basquiat, PE D G Two Heads, c. 1984–85

Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 76 × 98 inches (193 × 248.9 cm)

About

Reception for the artist: May 23, 6 – 8pm

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present a series of large collaborative paintings by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat dating from 1984-85.

At Jean-Michel Basquiat's dealer, Bruno Bischofberger's, suggestion in the early 1980s, Andy Warhol and Basquiat began a series of collaboration paintings. Warhol was inspired by Basquiat's energy and youth and Basquiat had always idolized Warhol.

Warhol's contribution to the collaborations can be seen in his straightforward methods of hand painting enlarged headlines, brand names and advertisements returning to the Pop paintings of the 1960s. In contrast, Basquiat responds with his trademark graffiti style-creating a dialogue between the two personalities and aesthetics of each artist.

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