NOHO — Preservationists plan to mount a historic plaque outside the former home and studio of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat at 57 Great Jones St. on July 13.
The artist lived and worked out of the studio, owned by his friend and mentor Andy Warhol, at the height of his career in the 1980s, according to Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
GVSHP is unveiling the plaque in a 6 p.m. ceremony that aims to "celebrate and explore the invaluable work and local connections of this essential artist," they said in an announcement of the event.
The presentation will be followed by free pizza courtesy of local restaurant Two Boots.
The event is free, but reservations are requested and can be made online.