Nicholas Taylor “Jean-Michel Basquiat – Break Night Portraits”

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On a January night in 1979 on the upper dance floor of the legendary Mudd Club in Lower Manhattan New York. Nick Taylor meets Jean-Michel Basquiat for the first time, they spend the night dancing and talking about music. After leaving the club they head to Nick’s apartment by cab. They sit and listen to music, Nick picks up his Minolta camera and starts shooting his new friend. Jean-Michel who was a little uneasy at first, began to loosen up, soon the room filled with the intensity and emotions of this 18 year old.
That magical night resulted in a series of photographs that capture the young Basquiat’s eccentric personality and almost childlike enthusiasm. Their friendship grew deeper and they later performed together as part of the industrial-sound band Gray.



From 2013-11-03 To 2013-12-09 at 18:00
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Wed by appointment only, Thurs, Fri 17:00-21:30, Sat-Sun 12:00-19:00

Opening Reception on 2013-11-03 from 17:00 to 20:00
Special guest DJs



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