Basquiat and Warhol together in new East Village exhibition

It was a meeting between two of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.  

Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat were formally introduced at Warhol’s factory studio in Manhattan during the fall of 1982 by gallerist Bruno Bishofberger.

Hours later, Basquiat’s assistant would deliver a double portrait of the artists to Warhol, painted by Basquiat almost immediately after their meeting.

“Warhol was so impressed. He said, ‘Oh my God, Bruno. He’s so much faster than me,’ and that was kind of the start of this friendship,” said Dr. Dieter Buchhart, co-curator of the new exhibition featuring the collaboration between the two art giants.

That partnership would

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