Yulia Vizel

Andy Warhol VS Jean-Michel Basquiat

Yulia Vizel
Andy Warhol VS Jean-Michel Basquiat
 Artists Andy Warhol (left) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (right), photographed in New York, New York, on July 10, 1985. © Michael Halsband /Landov

Artists Andy Warhol (left) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (right), photographed in New York, New York, on July 10, 1985. © Michael Halsband /Landov

There's nothing more entertaining than to watch two art giants go at each other, even if it's fake boxing match. In some ways this might be the metaphor to their relationship. As Michael Haslband recalls:
This one was Jean’s idea. He said, “Wait I have an idea. Let me try something here.” He posed Andy and then he laid his head on the glove, and made that expression. As he was doing that, I tilted the camera. It was on a tripod. I undid the lock on it, tilted the camera as far as it could and shot the picture like, as fast as I could do it because I saw this happening but it didn’t last. It wasn’t in motion, but it still didn’t last. He did it and then he kind of like, it changed. I went bam and shot it because if you tilt this picture more this way, clockwise, you'll see that Jean’s leaning and Andy’s just standing like nothing is really the way, this makes it seem that Andy’s coming in with the uppercut.