Angelina Jolie to Preserve Andy Warhol/Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 57 Great Jones Street with Launch of Atelier Jolie

 

 

 

57 Great Jones Street, NYC

In an effort to preserve the integrity of the space that once was the creative space for Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the actress and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, will launch Atelier Jolie, at the historic 57 Great Jones Street, serving under-represented tailors and artisans from around the world by creating apprenticeships.

photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street. Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

57 Great Jones Street was purchased by Andy Warhol in 1970, and rented to Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983, who lived and worked in the space until his death in 1988. The building maintains a plaque commemorating Basquiat on the face of the building, which was dedicated and installed in 2016 by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street. Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

On its website and on Instagram, Atelier Jolie states that “it is a privilege to be in this space. We will do our best to respect and honor its artist legacy with community and creativity. Hope to see you there.”

photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street. Photo credit: ©  Roberta Fineberg

On Instagram, a note to creators. and an announcement of a collaboration with Chloé . Atelier Jolie will launch its purpose-driven clothing collective at this historic location. Read more about the new launch in Vogue.

photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street. Photo credit ©: Roberta Fineberg

While the Atelier is open by appointment only, its Cafe’ Eat Offbeat is open from 11am to 6pm (Closed Sundays) with fabulous food creations made by refugee chefs in New York.

photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street. Oh, the photographer loved the Cafe’. Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

Follow Atelier Jolie, located at 57 Great Jones Street, NYC, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

On a recent visit to Atelier Jolie, photo credit: Roberta Fineberg
photographs from Atelier Jolie on Great Jones Street Photo credit: © Roberta Fineberg

More on Jean-Michel Basquiate and the current exhibition, King Pleasure, now in Los Angeles.

Plaque dedicated and placed by the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation

Read about the 2018 exhibition by Al Diaz (aka #SAMO) at 57 Great Jones Street for a look inside the space.

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