Rene Ricard, Eileen Myles, Drawing by Julian Schnabel, Xerox Flyer, 1981.
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches.
Rene Ricard (1946-2014) was an actor in Warhol films, poet, art critic and painter. His 1981 Artforum essay “The Radiant Child” is widely credited with helping launch Jean-Michel Basquiat’s career. Ricard’s painted poems are now widely exhibited with one recently fetching upwards of $80,000 at auction. 1 University Place (also known as Chinese Chance and One U) was the last enterprise of Mickey Ruskin the founder of Max’s Kansas City. It is likely that Ricard is the creator of the portrait sketch on this c.1980 flyer.