Philippe Briet and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Abdijan 1986,
photo Jennifer Goode.
Dear Shaded Viewers,
How not to be intrigued by the untold story of this young French gallery, officiating in New York from late 1980 to late 1990, and accompanying Jean-Michel Basquiat in his only trip to Africa? How not to be enthralled, amazed to see, this young man to 20 years left to meet Sonia Delaunay, Chagall, Andy Warhol or Salvador Dali? How not to be charmed by such a passion for art that ignores all borders of genres like places? A passion driven by an insatiable curiosity who will bring Philippe Briet to expose artists from worlds as diverse as those from Jean-Michel Folon Futura 2000, Semp