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Nicholas Taylor
Photograph of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Basquiat and Gray)

1979

$2,250

About

Jean Michel Basquiat, New York, 1979 This work is taken from Nicholas Taylor’s famous portfolio documenting his friendship with Jean-Michel Basquiat - a friendship which began when both collaborated on the historic No Wave band “Gray” in the late 1970s before briefly living together. Selections from Taylor's portfolio will be exhibited as part of the upcoming Basquiat retrospective at London's Barbican this fall. Gelatin Silver Print 1979 11 x 14 inches From an edition of 3 A/P's Signed, dated and numbered 1/3 in pencil on the recto Some minor surface waves to upper area & signs of handling; otherwise very good condition Obtained directly from artist This work is shipped flat using protective materials About Nicholas Taylor Nicholas Taylor (American, b. 1953) is a renowned photographer and musician. Taylor moved to New York in 1977 to pursue a career as a photographer and it was through the vibrant New York art scene that he came to know the young artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was, in fact, his intimate portfolio of photographs documenting his friendship with Basquiat that rocketed Taylor to fame. The two would collaborate in the No Wave band “Gray” before Taylor launched a successful career as a DJ famous for track-looping. His track “Suicide Mode” would later be used in the soundtrack for Julian Schnabel’s 1996 film “Basquiat." Whilst Basquiat often provided glimpses into his conflicted character through his own art, Taylor’s photograph offers an intimate, and perhaps more honest, portrait from the outside. The clever exploration of light and dark reveals the dichotomies that divided the artist; both his fragile and playful, tender and brazen sides are unveiled. A soft glow is cast across Basquiat’s face, communicating a tenderness and affection that only a close friend could capture.

Details

  • Creator
    Nicholas Taylor (American)
  • Creation Year
    1979
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Minor signs of handling.
  • Gallery Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU35431776883

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