The New York studio owned by Warhol and where Basquiat died is available to rent for $60,000 a month

The Manhattan estate once owned by Andy Warhol and where Jean-Michel Basquiat lived, worked and died is now available for rent.

Basquiat occupied the second floor of 57 Great Jones Street from 1983 until his death five years later in 1988, a year after his mentor and property owner Warhol died in 1987.

The space served as Basquiat’s main studio and is where some of his most significant paintings were made.

The historic building on Great Jones Street, between Lafayette and Bowery, can be rented for $60,000 a month for a minimum of 10 years.

The second floor of the two-story NoHo building has an “open loft-like space with high ceilings and multiple skylights,” says Meridian Capital Group, which lists the property.

Before it was owned by Warhol, the property served as the headquarters of notorious criminal Paul Kelly’s Five Points Gang.

In the building, Kelly, who in 1912 was listed by the New York Times as “perhaps the most successful and influential gangster in New York history,” met with influential politicians.

In 1904, a fatal shootout between gangs took place in the building’s first-floor “saloon.”

The property recently housed a Japanese restaurant for references only called Bohemian, and according to the new listing, “is a fully equipped restaurant space with ventilation and gas” installed.

The listing also shows images of the interior of the historic building, which despite being a commercial space is equipped with luxury furniture.

The two-story building on Great Jones Street in NoHo was where Jean-Michel Basquiat once worked and lived and before that a Five Points Gang hangout.

The two-story building on Great Jones Street in NoHo was where Jean-Michel Basquiat once worked and lived and before that a Five Points Gang hangout.

The commercial property is now equipped with luxury furnishings including a bar.

The commercial property is now equipped with luxury furnishings including a bar.

The property has polished concrete floors and exposed brick walls.  An archway that used to connect the space to the building next door has been filled in with breeze blocks

The property has polished concrete floors and exposed brick walls. An archway that used to connect the space to the building next door has been filled in with breeze blocks

'The second floor consists of an open loft-like space with high ceilings and multiple skylights,' the listing boasts.

‘The second floor consists of an open loft-like space with high ceilings and multiple skylights,’ the listing boasts.

Basquiat remained in the building until after Warhol’s sudden death in 1987, when he became convinced that Warhol’s estate was planning to evict him.

A deed to 57 Great Jones Street that was signed by Andy Warhol

A deed to 57 Great Jones Street that was signed by Andy Warhol

Just a year later, in August 1988, Basquiat died of a heroin overdose in the building at just 27 years old.

In 2016, Village Preservation, an architectural conservation society, installed a plaque on the building commemorating the artist, which reads: “Basquiat’s paintings and other works challenged established notions of high and low art, race and class, while forging a visionary language that defied characterization”. ‘

The exterior of the building has often been covered in graffiti, the medium that first made Basquiat famous.

According to New York City property records, Andy Warhol Associates sold the building in the late 1980s.

However, New York Supreme Court records indicate that the sale sparked a legal dispute between 57 Great Jones Street Associates and Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc regarding the separation of 57 Great Jones Street and nearby 342 Bowery, connected and also owned by Warhol.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (left) moved into the second floor of 57 Great Jones Street in 1983 shortly after meeting Andy Warhol (right).  The two are shown here attending an event in New York City in 1984.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (left) moved into the second floor of 57 Great Jones Street in 1983 shortly after meeting Andy Warhol (right). The two are shown here attending an event in New York City in 1984.

The space is equipped with a commercial kitchen and according to Meridian Capital Group equipped with ventilation and gas.

The space is equipped with a commercial kitchen and according to Meridian Capital Group equipped with ventilation and gas.

The building's second-story loft is where Basquiat worked, lived, and ultimately died at just 27 years old.

The building’s second-story loft is where Basquiat worked, lived, and ultimately died at just 27 years old.

The exterior of the building has often been covered in graffiti, the medium that first made Basquiat famous.

The exterior of the building has often been covered in graffiti, the medium that first made Basquiat famous.

According to New York City property records, Andy Warhol Associates sold the building in the late 1980s.

According to New York City property records, Andy Warhol Associates sold the building in the late 1980s.

In 2016, Village Preservation, an architectural conservation society, installed a plaque on the building commemorating Basquiat.

In 2016, Village Preservation, an architectural conservation society, installed a plaque on the building commemorating Basquiat.

In the early 1900s, the building housed the ‘New Brighton Athletic Club’, which served as the headquarters of Paul Kelly’s notorious Five Points Gang, one of the most dominant street gangs in New York City history and of which Lucky Luciano and Al Capone were both. members

Born Paolo Antonio Vaccarelli on the Bowery in 1876, Paul Kelly changed his name to associate himself with the politically powerful and influential politicians in New York at the time.

Although he began his career as a boxer in the late 19th century, Kelly’s attention soon turned to prostitution and the highly lucrative brothel business.

After a term in prison, he established the Paul Kelly Association, which was based in Great Jones Street. He used the building to house a two-story cafe and ballroom where New York’s political elite drank and dined.

A New York Times article dated November 24, 1905, described the fatal shooting of gang member WE Harrington in Kelly’s saloon one day earlier.

‘The murder early yesterday morning in the fight at Paul A. Kelly’s saloon, 57 Great Jones Street, was committed in a float nest is the conclusion indicated by a police investigation,’ the article begins.

The news indicates that after the shooting, Paul Kelly disappeared from the premises. He later speculated that ‘Paul A. Kelly’, the owner of the place, is missing since the fight.

“The police have his hat showing a bullet hole through the crown of his head, and they think he may have been hit in the shooting that killed Harrington, and that his friends are hiding him until he can recover from his injuries.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *