Thursday, July 14, 2016
A plaque now marks where Basquiat lived and worked on Great Jones Street
Last evening, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation, in partnership with Two Boots Pizza, unveiled a commemorative plaque outside 57 Great Jones St. near the Bowery... marking the site of Jean-Michel Basquiat's home and studio from 1983 to the time of his death in 1988...
Shawn Chittle shared these photos from during (and after) the event...
[Phil Hartman of Two Boots with Lannyl Stephens of the GVSHP]
The artist was found dead here of a heroin overdose on Aug. 12, 1988. He was 27.
Off the Grid has more about Basquiat's life and work in the neighborhood here.