Item #30058 ART: Wednesday, May 8, 11PM (Invitation Card). Michael Halsband Area, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Others, Nightclub, Photographer.

ART: Wednesday, May 8, 11PM (Invitation Card).

New York: AREA, 1985. Invitation card (10 x 8 inches) for the opening of the "ART" themed exhibition at Area nightclub. For this iconic image, Michael Halsband was commissioned to capture a group portrait of some of the participating artists at the popular haunt Mr. Chow. In addition to the trinity of Warhol, Haring, and Basquiat—conspicuously mimicking a waiter—those depicted include: Francesco Clemente, Ronnie Cutrone, Red Grooms, David Hockney, Alex Katz, LeRoy Neiman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Dennis Oppenheim, Kenny Scharf, and Tony Shafrazi. Later that year, Halsband would photograph Basquiat and Warhol as boxers, for their joint Shafrazi exhibition. Minor surface wear to card-stock, with minor toning to upper margins of verso (not showing through); a near fine copy of this celebrated relic of the New York art scene.

Item #30058

Price: $2,500.00