Ten Color Snapshots featuring Basquiat, Haring, Debbie Harry, and Others at an Unidentified Reception, c. 1988


Ten Color Snapshots featuring Basquiat, Haring, Debbie Harry, Stephen Sprouse, Ross Bleckner, Mary Boone, Phillip Taaffe, Allen Ginsberg, George Condo, Matt Dillon at an Unidentified Reception, c. 1988

Update: A source has identified this event as a reception for William S. Burroughs at the Canal Bar in New York City on December 19, 1987.

Size: 5 x 3.5 inches each

Stephen Sprouse, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry and Jean Michel Basquiat embracing (behind), Stephen Sprouse and others look on

Debbie Harry, Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Stephen Sprouse (from back)

Seated for the dinner. Allen Ginsberg (far background), Keith Haring, Mary Boone (to right)

Seated for the dinner. Ross Bleckner, Philip Taaffe, Others.

Unidentified attendees

George Condo (Left), Keith Haring (from back), Matt Dillon

Debbie Harry (from back) facing Jean-Michel Basquiat

Art World Snapshots Debbie Harry Jean-Michel Basquiat Keith Haring Ross Bleckner Stephen Sprouse


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