LEGENDS: WARHOL/BASQUIAT at Sotheby’s Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
Sotheby’s S|2 presents LEGENDS: WARHOL/BASQUIAT, a selling exhibition featuring compelling works by two of the late 20th century’s greatest and most influential artists, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
There are few artists who become true legends, and fewer legends who forge legendary friendships. Immortalised in art history is the epochal pairing between two of the late 20th century’s greatest and most influential artists, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Lasting six years from 1982 until Warhol’s death in 1987, the deep friendship was mutually inspiring for the two artists, whose highly distinctive oeuvres have each become eternally emblazoned within the highest echelons of fine art.
In honour of two extraordinary and intertwined lives, LEGENDS: WARHOL/BASQUIAT features a specially curated selection of works that powerfully captures the dynamic magic of 1980s New York, juxtaposing Warhol’s polished pop aesthetic against Basquiat’s singular raw expressionism.