In collaboration with SHOWERHAUS, The Goat Farm Arts Center, and several emerging Atlanta art spaces, Fulton County Arts and Culture will host a multi-level art exhibition at 34 Peachtree featuring two of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works beside numerous emerging artists from the Greater Atlanta Region for a one night only event.
Artwork from the County’s 2019 Fine Art Acquisition will also be on display. The source of inspiration for The High Rise Show is 1980 The Times Square Show in New York City. It was a self-curated collaborative show on four floors of an abandoned building in Times Square.
It discovered the work of many of the most sought after contemporary artists of our time including Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Kenny Scharf, and Kiki Smith.
“City Lights” spoke with Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture, and Abigail Justman, co-owner of ShowerHaus Gallery and co-curator of The High Rise Show. The 40th anniversary events of Fulton County Arts & Culture begin Oct. 4 and run through Nov. 2.
This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.