Rare Basquiat drawings featured in online exhibition

Musician Randy Gun points to a restaurant on Great Jones Street in the NoHo section of Manhattan that was once called the Great Jones Cafe.

It’s a spot near the Bowery where he bartended in the mid-1980s. One of his regulars was artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who lived across the street in a building owned by another famous artist, Andy Warhol. 

“Between three and four he’d come by when I wasn’t open, and I’d let him in. Basically because he didn’t bother me and I didn’t bother him,” said Gun, who added that Basquiat would order a margarita straight up when he popped in.

Gun says after Basquiat

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