The Family of Jean-Michel Basquiat Will Present Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure(c) A Personal and Immersive Exhibition

Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure(c)

2021/6/10 15:55

The Family of Jean-Michel Basquiat Will Present Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure(c) A Personal and Immersive Exhibition Featuring Many Never Before Seen Works and Artifacts




NEW YORK, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


     -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure(c) To Open Early Spring 2022 at the

NYC Landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building in West Chelsea


The family of Jean-Michel Basquiat will present an exhibition of his work for

the first time. Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure(c) will open in early

Spring 2022 at NYC landmark, the Starrett-Lehigh Building [

]. The exhibition will feature over 200 never before and rarely seen paintings,

drawings, multimedia presentations, ephemera and artifacts to give an intimate

and multidimensional portrait of Jean-Michel that can only be told by his

family. It was conceived by his sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux,

who run The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat along with their stepmother Nora



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"We wanted to bring his work and personality forward, in a way only his family

can, for people to immerse themselves in," shares Lisane. "We want this to be a

multi-dimensional celebration of Jean-Michel's life."


Jean-Michel and his work are touchstones of NYC. The city is not only his

birthplace, but also the backdrop of his meteoric career, making it the ideal

location for this exhibition. Jean-Michel ushered in a golden era of

boundary-defying art that continues to inspire youth culture across the world.

His contributions to the history of art and his exploration into our

multifaceted culture - incorporating music, the Black experience, pop culture,

Black American sports figures, literature, and more – will be showcased through

immersive environments providing an intimate look into Jean-Michel's creative

life and unique voice that propelled the social and cultural narrative that

continues to this day.


"This exhibition showcasing the man behind the icon has been years in the

making, from the initial idea in 2017 around the 30th anniversary of

Jean-Michel's passing to now," Jeanine illustrates. "There's been many

exhibitions of Jean-Michel's work, but never told from the perspective of the

family – Jean-Michel as a child, a man, a son, and a brother. As we were all in

lockdown, we said: 'Maybe now is the right time.'"


Spotify [

] and Phillips [

] have been announced as the initial participating sponsors of Jean-Michel

Basquiat: King Pleasure(c) [

]. The exhibition is being produced by the Basquiat family, The Estate of

Jean-Michel Basquiat, and ISG Productions Ltd [

] in collaboration with Superblue [

] on operations, ticketing, digital platforms, and marketing, Girlie Action

Media [

] to spearhead global media relations, and RXR Realty [

] to realize the exhibition on the ground floor of the iconic Starrett-Lehigh



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