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Celebrating Basquiat’s birthday

This birthday invitation was sent to celebrate the birthdays of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Eric Goode, with the party held on 19 December 1985. A great friend of Basquiat’s, Eric Goode was the founder of the downtown New York nightclub Area where they held the party together.

Illustrated by Basquiat’s work Untitled (Area), 1984, both the invitation and the work are shown for the first time in Basquiat: Boom for Real.

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Invitation for Jean-Michel Basquiat and Eric Goode’s birthday party at Area, New York, 19 December 1985
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
©2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York