Phillips to Present At the Crossroads: A Collection of Works by Lee Jaffe

Lee Jaffe | Jean-Michel Painting in Saint-Moritz, 1983-2018
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Phillips at Host At the Crossroads: A Collection of Works by Lee Jaffe

Private sale exhibition on view from April 14 to 24 at 432 Park Avenue

NEW YORK – APRIL 7, 2022 – Phillips is pleased to announce Crossroads: A Collection of Works by Lee Jaffe, a private sale exhibit at 432 Park Avenue in New York City. Open to the public from April 14-24, the exhibition will include works by the extraordinary interdisciplinary visual artist, musician and poet, whose work over the past five decades has led to artistic collaborations with artists including Bob Marley, Jean -Michel Basquiat, Helio Oiticica, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Carol Goodden, Harry Shunk and Miguel Rio Branco. The exhibition at Phillips will be held in tandem with the launch of Jaffe’s recent book, published by Rizzoli, which features never-before-seen footage of Basquiat as he traveled with Jaffe to Kyoto, St. Moritz and New York.

Lee Jaffe | Basquiat on the Bullet Train in Japan, photographed in 1983 and printed in 2022
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Lee Jaffe “During my life, I have had the great good fortune to work with the most visionary creators of the 20th century. My time with each of them has been one of the most inspiring and dynamic times in my work and in my life. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to now share this glimpse of my wonderful journey with the world.

Scott Nussbaum, Senior International Specialist, 20th Century and Contemporary Art, added, “It is an honor to work with Lee to bring these remarkable works to our audience in New York. These photos, paintings and ephemera offer fascinating insight into the creative processes of some of the 20th century’s most inspiring artists, as well as Jaffe’s pivotal role as a friend, collaborator and documentarian.

About the artist:

Lee Jaffe is an American multidisciplinary artist with a long career in fine art, film, photography and music. Among the many highlights of his career are his friendships with cultural icons Jean-Michel Basquiat and Bob Marley, which he later documented as the subjects of some of his most memorable works. Jaffe became a member of Marley’s band and producer of Peter Tosh’s first solo album, “Legalize It”. In terms of art, Jaffe has curated numerous installations in major retrospectives and has been exhibited in several museums, including the Louie Vuitton Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum and the Pérez Art Museum. He has held solo exhibitions everywhere from Moderna Musit to the Irish Museum of Art. Jaffe also took part in the historic concept exhibition “Projects: Pier 18” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. During his career, he cultivated intense ties through collaborations with the elite of the art world, including Hélio Oiticica, Vito Acconci and Gordon Matta-Clark.

Lee Jaffe | Jamaica polaroid #5, photographed in 1973-74 and printed in 2022
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