Basquiat Reclining Nude

“An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.”
Louise Bourgeois


Series Jean-Michel Basquiat Reclining Nude, Paige Powell, 1983


Paige Powell, a photographer and art adviser, took the photographs in her Upper West Side apartment. The images show the painter lounging on a futon and drawing while watching cartoons.

“The photographs provide an intimate look into our private lives while we were together in the early 1980s. They are at once vulnerable and trusting images of our love and the daily life of Jean-Michel Basquiat,” Powell said.


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