Andy Warhol

Warhol / Basqiuat Paintings

About this artwork

In the 1980s Warhol came to be idolised by several emerging artists including Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Warhol viewed these young artists as protégés and they began collaborating on artworks – each painting on the same canvases. In 1984 Warhol and Basquiat collaborated on a series of paintings which were exhibited at the Shafrazi Gallery in New York the following year. In these works Warhol painted mainly corporate logos and newspaper headlines, with Basquiat then adding his archetypal, primitive drawings. The exhibition, however, was not well received and only one painting sold. Warhol was used to negative press but Basquiat took the criticism to heart and severed all ties with Warhol.

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  • artist:
    Andy WarholAmerican (1928 - 1987)
  • title:
    Warhol / Basqiuat Paintings
  • date created:
    1985 / 1999
  • materials:
    Screenprint on paper
  • measurements:
    67.80 x 47.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00461
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol