Lynn Goldsmith – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Area Nightclub, NYC, 1985

Jean Michel Basquiat 1985

Artist: © Lynn Goldsmith

Size: 16"x20"

Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Numbered and Hand Signed by Lynn Goldsmith

Edition: Limited Edition of 20

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Jean- Michel Basquiat, outside of the infamous Area Nightclub next to a window featuring his drawings, 1985, NYC.

About Area Nightclub – Area, the nightclub-as-art-gallery that came to define the creative hedonism of 1980s New York.  If you were lucky enough to get plucked from the manic and overdressed crowd flooding the club’s entrance on Hudson Street, the first thing you saw once inside was a hall of dioramas showcasing Area’s house performers in costumes.  Many artists including Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring and others art stars of the 1980s — created special installations and mural for Area.
Warhol set up a Polaroid studio there, photographing Area’s beautiful people.  Keith Haring was a regular contributor to the club’s rotating installations, Jean-Michel installed 2 murals and used to DJ there at the iconic NYC nightclub.

Photograph by Lynn Goldsmith

Lynn Goldsmith’s imagery is in numerous collections: The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rollingstone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street.

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