AS IF present an exhibition of 25 pages from a never-before-exhibited sketchbook of drawings by the late artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, made for musician Arto Lindsay in 1981 in an East Village apartment where Lindsay was staying. The notebook illustrates Basquiat’s hand at absurdist and concrete poetry with equally fragmented drawings incorporating his sputters of speech.

AS IF Gallery | 529 Manhattan Ave New York NY 10027 | 646-338-2140 |

May 7 – 28, 2011