Henry Geldzahler was the first curator of 20th century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1969, he curated a landmark exhibition called New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970. He is known for having befriended the artists he worked with, such as Jasper Johns, Willem de Koonig, Andy Warhol, and, eventually, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Geldzahler and Basquiat first met in a restaurant when Basquiat tried to show the curator his early work. In an interview in 1983 for Interview Magazine, Basquiat said of the meeting, "I was selling these postcards, and somebody told me you [Geldzahler] had just gone into the restaurant. It took me about 15 minutes to get up the nerve to go in there. I went in and you said, 'Too young.' And I left."- Pat Hackett, editor of The Warhol Diaries Image rights: The purchaser is acquiring ownership rights only of the physical work of art described herein, and that this transfer of ownership of the physical work of art does not convey to the purchaser any copyright or reproduction rights except (a) the right to display the physical work of art and (b) reproduce the work only in an exhibition catalog relating to exhibit of the work, and in no other medium. Any other use of the work of art is absolutely prohibited without prior written consent of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which may be withheld in its absolute discretion. Shipping, tax, and service quoted by seller.