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An Artist @ the Table: Basquiat Gala

About the Event

Don’t miss Vanguard Culture’s signature Artist @ the Table – Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, May 18, 2024 with legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the women responsible for safekeeping the tremendous creative legacy and estate of one of the most notable artists in modern history.

Enjoy wine tastings from the Valle de Guadalupe presented by Baja Wine + Food and delicious culinary bites by eight of the region’s most talented chefs – each tasked with creating an appetizer inspired by Basquiat’s work.

Featuring a powerhouse celebrity chef and winemaker lineup curated by Wine Director Fernando Gaxiola, Director of Baja Wine & Food and Culinary Director, the multi-award-winning Chef Flor Franco of Casa de Flor.

Be part of the creativity and VOTE for your favorite culinary design! Flaunt your most colorful or artful outfit at our urban photo station by renowned photographer Josue Castro. Dance to live music by Afro-Caribbean band Cacique & BMA Image Award-winning jazz harpist Mariea Antoinette. Sample fragrant soaps by Early Girl Creations at the Soap Factory. Bid on amazing auction items and experiences!

A majority of your ticket serves as a tax-deductible donation to Vanguard Culture, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative workforce.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) was a Puerto Rican/Haitian American artist known for his neo-expressionist paintings and graffiti art. Basquiat was and is still considered a ground-breaking artist in the neo-expressionism art movement. A young black artist, his artwork dealt with themes of racism, classism, colonialism, and other power structures and their effects on U.S. society.

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