Warhol on Basquiat
When Andy Warhol died unexpectedly in February 1987, it left a hole in New York City’s art scene. It also deeply affected his good friend, painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Over the previous half decade, the two art stars collaborated on paintings, but also grew close on a personal level. Warhol became Basquiat’s landlord; they would have phone conversations and travel together; and the elder statesman of Pop art even visited his young friend’s family in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, for a meal.