@ The Grand LA
Monday May 29, 2023
12:00 PM - 7:00 pm
Following a historic run in New York City, the Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© exhibition is now open at Related Companies’ The Grand LA designed by Frank Gehry.
The exhibition is produced by The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, with his sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux serving as executive producers and curators, in collaboration with Ileen Gallagher and ISG Productions Ltd. The exhibition features over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings, drawings, ephemera and artifacts, all from the family’s estate, as well as recreations of his NYC artist studio on Great Jones St., the Basquiat family home, and the Michael Todd VIP Room of NYC’s iconic Palladium nightclub, for which Jean-Michel created two large scale paintings. It details and sheds light on not only Jean-Michel’s life in NYC but also his time spent living in Puerto Rico as a child, his travels to the Ivory Coast, and his time working in Los Angeles and at his Venice Beach studio. Two of the large scale paintings in the exhibition were created on the fence behind the Venice Beach studio which Jean-Michel took down. The exhibition gives the foundational point of view that only his family can.
“The intimate family element combined with the scope of Basquiat’s glowing, gone-too-soon talent creates an emotional impact that’s hard to shake.”
– New York Times
“…intimate at every step. You feel like Basquiat is opening up to you personally with his art and artifacts.” – Forbes
“an unprecedented look at the creative evolution
of the artist behind the legend.” – Harper’s Bazaar
“…it not only helps to make sense of the large body of work that Basquiat left behind, but also considers his extraordinary legacy.” – Vogue
“‘…one of the year’s most eagerly awaited exhibitions.” – The Times of London
“Our favorite exhibit of the year” – Time Out New York
“The biggest show of 2022 is already ‘King Pleasure’.” – Artnet
Monday May 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm