Haring and Basquiat, “Back to the Bowery” Well Received at Soho Contemporary Art

Soho Contemporary Art, "Back to the Bowery"


Soho Contemporary Art was pleased to present Back to the Bowery, a sale and exhibition that ranfrom April 10th until April 24th featuring iconic artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Back to the Bowery succeeded in exposing collectors to a significant selection of rare pieces for purchase during the recent invitation only VIP reception that featured guest speakers Paul Tschinkel, documentary filmmaker, and art historian, Marc H. Miller.  Extraordinary film footage of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat wasverywell received.

Rick Rounick states, “Back To The Bowery revisits a “radiant” period in the New York art scene when creativity and collaboration in art, music and letters was the norm not the exception.  Our very presence on The Bowery is a long term commitment to continuing the tradition of art in the neighborhood as well as introducing new artists as they come along.  We are very excited to be part of the neighborhood and look forward to many successful years here.”  To view full press release please click HERE.

Excerpts from recent artnet News interview quotes Rounick about the recent gallery event, "We showed our VIP collectors some rare film footage taken at the Fun Gallery in the early-80s. Many of our collectors never met Jean-Michel Basquiat or Keith Haring, and have only seen them vicariously through their artwork. This was a chance for them to hear both artists speak about their work during the most pivotal times of their career. These primary interviews allowed collectors to garner tremendous insight into the artists’ paintings, as they both spoke candidly about their thoughts on their work, inspirations, and aspirations. Haring spoke about his work being in museums when, at the time of his interview in 1982, he was having his first solo exhibition. Basquiat’s interview revealed a soft, shy, thoughtful, and very intelligent artist who was quite open about discussing the meanings behind his complex imagery and literary text.”  To view the full article please click HERE.

About Soho Contemporary Art:

Soho Contemporary Art is Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side on the southeast corner of Bowery and Houston Street. Our 2,900 square foot gallery features the artwork of Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Bambi, Burton Morris, Christopher Wool, Donald Sultan, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Dine, Keith Haring, Neil Leifer, Robert Longo, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Tom Wesselmann and many others. With over 30 years of experience we have provided the finest condition artwork at the best possible price points to collectors and galleries located around the world. Soho Contemporary Art is committed to maintaining the highest level of service to our clients. We cater to both the established, as well as the beginning collector, interested in investment quality contemporary art.