Unseen works on show

Saint Laurent translates Basquiat’s artwork into a summer collection and exhibition
By Finn Blythe | Art | 27 July 2021

Following a number of recent successful exhibitions at their Rive Droite locations in Paris and LA, Saint Laurent have announced a new show of original works by Jean-Michel Basquiat to be unveiled at both stores.

Curated by Anthony Vaccarello, the exhibition will be produced collaboratively with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Galerie Enrico Navarra. The Parisian-based gallery was founded by its late eponymous owner, himself a prominent collector of Basquiat’s work and co-author of a three-volume book on the artist’s life before passing away last year.

Comprising a silkscreen and eighteen original lithographs, several drawings, a number of ceramic plates that originally belonged to Andy Warhol, a spoon and a denim jacket from one of the first AIDS auctions ever held, this mixed-media display of items is both a celebration of Basquiat the man and artist. In tribute to his memory, Vaccarello has designed a unique lifestyle collection together with the artist’s estate and Artestar New York that comprises bags, tees, totes and even a Basquiat-inspired surfboard that brings a whole new meaning to line-riding!

GALLERYSaint Laurent x Jean-Michel Basquiat

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