The Collaboration

The Collaboration

by Anthony McCarten

Boxers are like painters, both smear their blood on the canvas.

New York, 1984. Fifty-six-year-old Andy Warhol's star is falling. Jean-Michel Basquiat is the new wonder-kid taking the art world by storm. When Basquiat agrees to collaborate with Warhol on a new exhibition, it soon becomes the talk of the city.

As everyone awaits the 'greatest exhibition in the history of contemporary art', the two artists embark on a shared journey, both artistic and deeply personal, that re-draws both their worlds.

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at London's Young Vic Theatre in February 2022.