In the sprint of 1982 Basquiat was invited to prepare works for an exhibition at the Larry Gagosian Gallery. In a fairly spars rented studio space Basquiat lived with the radio on listening to the latest Michael Jackson’s latest hit Thriller while watching President Reagan in Berlin on the TV.
His meeting and subsequent friendship with television writer and producer Thad Mumford led to a friendship that continued beyond the artist’s time in Venice CA. In exchange for much needed cash Basquiat sold Mumford a selection of works made especially for him on cardboard, each work is both intimate and personal.
This exhibition focuses on these 19 unique series of works that were originally purchased by Mumford yet have never been on public display before this presentation at the X Contemporary Art Fair. The art works will be supplemented with documentary photography and ephemera of Basquiat’s time in LA.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you.