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Completely Booked: All 50,000 Reservations for Brant Foundation’s Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Are Gone

Installation view of “Jean-Michel Basquiat” at the Brant Foundation in New York, which runs through May 15.

TOM POWEL IMAGING/© ESTATE OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT/COURTESY THE BRANT FOUNDATION/LICENSED BY ARTSTAR, NEW YORK

The Brant Foundation’s inaugural exhibition in its New York outpost, a survey of paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat, is not yet officially open, but free tickets for the show have already sold out.

The by-appointment-only facility has received 50,000 online bookings for the show, which opens March 6 and runs through May 15, according to a rep for the foundation.

Those who missed the chance to book can ask to be added to a rapidly expanding waitlist. (The rep did now know the length of that list.)

Around 1,100 people are allowed in daily to the foundation’s 16,000-square-foot building in the East Village, which was once a Con-Ed building and later became the home and studio of artist Walter De Maria.

For those who miss out on the show, there is some good news: in June, the Guggenheim in New York will open a thematic exhibition about Basquiat.

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