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.
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.
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.”
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. All indications point to a Fall, 2023 opening. Meanwhile, Jolie, along with her children, Shiloh, 17 and Pax, 19, were seen spray-painting the name of this exciting new venture on the building.
More on Jean-Michel Basquiate and the current exhibition, King Pleasure, now in Los Angeles.
Read about the 2018 exhibition by Al Diaz (aka #SAMO) at 57 Great Jones Street for a look inside the space.