Shanghai 8-10 November | Westbund Art & Design, Booth A129
Hong Kong 16-23 November | Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery
16 Nov (Saturday) 11am - 5pm
17 Nov (Sunday) Closed
18 Nov – 23 Nov ( Monday – Saturday) 10am - 6pm
This November in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sotheby’s S|2 is privileged to present LEGENDS: WARHOL/BASQUIAT, a selling exhibition showcasing compelling works by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Marking the two legendary masters’ first joint exhibition in China, the show will debut at West Bund Art & Design during 8 – 10 November 2019 and subsequently travel to Hong Kong Gallery from 16 – 23 November 2019.
There are few artists who become true legends, and fewer legends who forge legendary friendships. Immortalized in art history is the epochal pairing between two of the late twentieth century's greatest and most influential artists, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Lasting for six years from 1982 until Warhol's death in 1987, the deep, complex and symbiotic 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 these two extraordinary and intertwined lives, Sotheby's is privileged to present LEGENDS: WARHOL/BASQUIAT, a selling exhibition featuring compelling works by the two artists in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Juxtaposing Warhol's polished pop aesthetic against Basquiat's singular raw expressionism, the specially curated selection powerfully captures the dynamic magic of 1980s New York.