Niels Borch Jensen is delighted to announce the opening of a new pop-up gallery space in the centre of Copenhagen, at Bredgade 22, on August 15th. The space will run for five months and alongside the print shop in Prags Boulevard, now in its 35th year, to showcase our latest projects.
We are presenting a series of photogravure portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Nicholas Taylor.
The intimate portraits, capturing the early moments of a close friendship between two artists, were taken at Taylor’s apartment late into the night he first met Basquiat in New York in 1979.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, graffiti artist, painter, poet, musician and producer, who died prematurely at the age of 27 in 1988, has become an iconic figure of his generation. His Neo-Expressionist, Primitivist works reveal his profound sense of conflict between inner and outer experience. Taylor’s portraits give a rare glimpse of this inner world: Basquiat, in the privacy and liberty of the night, reveals a vulnerability, playfulness and youth alongside a profound seriousness. Although these traits characterise his canvases, they emerge rarely in other footage of the artist himself.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new gallery space. Monday to Friday, 12 – 18, and Saturday 11 – 15.
Learn more about Nicholas Taylor