On May 1, 2014, Acquavella Galleries opened the exhibition “Jean-Michel Basquiat Drawing: Work from the Schorr Family Collection,” an exhibition of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat curated by Fred Hoffman. The exhibition will be on view until June 13, 2014. The Acquavella Galleries are located at 18 East 79th Street, New York, New York.
The show features 22 works on paper and two paintings from the collection of Herbert and Lenore Schorr, who were the artist’s devoted collectors, supporters, and friends. “We have had the pleasure of knowing Herb and Lenore Schorr for over thirty years, and are delighted to present the first exhibition on their important collection of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat,” said William Acquavella. “Focusing on the significance of drawing in Basquiat’s practice, we are pleased to show these remarkable works on paper, many of which are being exhibited to the public for the first time.”
The press release states: “Herbert and Lenore Schorr began collecting the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1981, before his first New York exhibition. “During the artist’s seminal years 1982-83 the Schorrs acquired several of his most important paintings, but in contrast to virtually every other early collector, the Schorrs also pursued and acquired a great number of works on paper both directly from the artist and from his early dealers.”
For more information, see http://www.acquavellagalleries.com/exhibitions/2014-05-01_jean-michel-basquiat-drawing/
Don’t miss this fascinating Vanity Fair article about Herbert and Lenore Schorr: http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_acquavellagalleries_com/Vanity_Fair_Basquiat_May_2014.pdf