Jean-Michel Basquiat

For additional information and an organized presentation of Jean-Michel Basquiat ephemera please visit our Collections page, where there are two Basquiat exhibitions: A Survey of Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera: 1981-88 and Posthumous Basquiat: Art Ephemera From After August 12, 1988.

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A Survey of Jean-Michel Basquiat Ephemera: 1981–88

Similar to the way paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat have played a key role in the frenzy surrounding contemporary high-end art auctions, the same is happening in the more limited market of vintage contemporary art ephemera. The cards, posters and publications that feature Basquiat and chart the important moments in his…

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September 21, 2023
Jean-Michel Basquiat & AREA Nightclub: Invitations Capture the Connection, 1985

Jean-Michel Basquiat and AREA owner Eric Goode from the book Area: 1983–1987 authored by Eric Goode & Jennifer Goode, photograph by Valerie Shaff, published by Abrams, 2013 For the talented and prolific Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1985 shaped up to be a banner year. In February, his portrait was on the cover of The…

April 13, 2023
Art Posters, 1970s–80s: Warhol, Beuys, Haring, Basquiat

Vintage art posters from the 1970s and 80s, including iconic works by Warhol, Basquiat, Haring, and the Guerrilla Girls, now available at Gallery 98.

February 2, 2023
Deitch Projects: Dan & Dash, Swoon, LaChapelle, Basquiat, Haring

Gallery 98 has recently acquired a collection of announcement cards and posters from the iconic gallery Deitch Projects, which ran from 1996–2010. Artists include Dash Snow, Dan Colen, Swoon, and others.

January 13, 2023
Basquiat’s Signature, Address, and Phone Number: A Sheet of Paper Tells a Story

This piece of paper with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s signature, address, and phone number from 1983 tells the story of his collaboration with artist Franc Palaia.

December 22, 2022
Favorite 2022 Newsletters: Basquiat, Dumas, Gagosian, Koons, Leibovitz, Prince

With close to fifty newsletters sent out this year, director Marc H Miller expresses holiday greetings and gratitude to the team behind the newsletters. Check our Newsletter page to see all newsletters dating back to 2015.

March 17, 2022
POSTHUMOUS BASQUIAT (August 12, 1988 – Present) Gallery Cards, Catalogues, Posters, Other Art Ephemera

The best art ephemera chronicles an artist’s career, and for most artists very little of significance happens after their death. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the exception here, an artist whose presence, popularity and importance continued to surge after he died.

February 10, 2022
TWO STORIES: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT AND ANNINA NOSEI Rare Anatomy Card Found / Ishmael Reed Revives the Basement Story

It’s not often that original vintage copies of a rare and historic gallery announcement card suddenly appear. But this is exactly what happened with a highly prized 1982 card printed by the Annina Nosei Gallery to promote Jean-Michel Basquiat’s print portfolio Anatomy.

November 4, 2021
RARE EPHEMERA BACK IN STOCK Basquiat, DeSana, Futura, Hambleton, Lady Pink, Sprouse

It’s not easy for Gallery 98 to keep vintage art ephemera in stock. The best items sell quickly, and it’s becoming harder to find great new ones to replace what has sold. Fortunately, there are art lovers like Bodi Lucas, who back in the 1980s amassed a large collection of gallery cards and publications…

April 22, 2021
35 MINUTES WITH JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, 1982 The Full Interview Transcript in The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader

Jean-Michel Basquiat has a big presence on Gallery 98 in part because Marc H. Miller, the founder of the site, knew Basquiat, and conducted the very first interview with him in November 1982. …

December 16, 2020
A HISTORY OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT Through Vintage Cards, Posters and Publications

The art ephemera of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) is of special interest driven not only by his phenomenal success but also by the way his work brings together different segments of the art world.  Cards show him exhibiting in nightclubs, pop-up spaces and in the toniest art galleries.