Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Michael Halsband1985

SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, United States

This portrait of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of documentary photographer Michael Halsband?s most notable images. Photographed in preparation for an exhibition that would present collaborative works by Warhol and Basquiat, this image has come to represent posthumously the friendship, collaboration and competition between these two widely acclaimed artists. In this black-and-white double portrait Warhol and Basquiat stand side-by-side against a white background, each donning Everlast boxing shorts and gloves. Their differing clothing?Warhol in a turtleneck sweater and the young Basquiat bare-chested?as well as their pose with arms crossed at each of their chests, and deadpan expressions, offer humor to this now iconic image.


  • Title: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Creator: Michael Halsband
  • Creator Lifespan: 1956
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: New York, New York
  • Date Created: 1985
  • Type: Gelatin Silver Print
  • Rights: http://www.scad.edu/website/privacy.cfm

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