The executive assistant will support the Director and be responsible for a broad range of duties.The executive assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and arts oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The executive assistant must be motivated to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities, time sensitive deadlines, and confidential matters with discretion. Applicants should have a general understanding of art world best practices and must be willing to learn and contribute to various aspects of daily operations with other team members.Inquire
CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT/ RETAIL MANAGER
The Brant Foundation Shop offers a wide range of art-inspired merchandise, including custom items created in collaboration with contemporary artists and sold exclusively at The Brant Foundation Shop. The Brant Foundation Shop is primarily located in the Foundation’s East Village location. The creative development/retail manager will be responsible for the day to day operations of the shop, including customer service, inventory management, and sales reporting. This individual must be motivated to think creatively about product concepts and marketing strategies that align with The Brant Foundation’s brand and mission.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- – Oversee daily operations of the shop
- – Provide excellent customer service and develop meaningful and loyal customer relationships
- – Inventory management
- – Develop merchandise concepts and promotions with a creative and strategic marketing approach
- – Ability to analyze shop data
- – Assist in the selection and recommendation of new merchandise and designs
- – Ability to pitch ideas to senior management in a cohesive and professional manner
- – Oversee and maintain floor display
- – Maintain online shop platforms
The Brant Foundation’s Internship Program provides hands-on opportunities for high school and college students, recent graduates, and young professionals looking to gain experience working in the arts. Our internship program is unique in that it is designed around the individual’s specific areas of interest, academic background, skill-set, and career goals. Rather than being assigned to a single department or project, interns have the option to focus on a particular area of interest or participate in crossover training across a wide range of responsibilities. Areas of focus include: docent work (required), graphic design, social media and marketing, art handling, research and writing, and educational outreach. The objective of the internship program is to offer motivated individuals the opportunity to learn the professional skills and museum training necessary for a career in the arts.Inquire
Basquiat and Warhol occupied two distinct spaces in New York’s 1980s art scene. After their formal introduction in 1982 at Warhol’s Factory, the two would meet regularly, working on multiple monumental canvases at once, resulting in over 160 collaborative works created in the short period of from late 1983 to 1985. This enthusiastic exchange of energy is exemplified in their paintings, which illustrate a back and forth that is both tense and complimentary. The paintings are rife with both artists’ unique iconographies: Warhol’s screen-printed advertisements and cultural symbols are effaced by Basquiat’s iconic figures and signs; newspaper headlines included by Warhol are obscured and rewritten by Basquiat; scenes painted in Basquiat’s conceptual Neo-Expressionist style are joined by Warhol’s precise appropriations of brand logos. The artists also influenced each other: Warhol at times returned to his painterly beginnings, and Basquiat increased his use of the silkscreen-printing technique.
“In their collaboration, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol came together and opened new ideas and spaces of thought that mirror both our present time as well as the past and future. The results are brilliant artworks that continue to have an impact in our own time as they appear to address pressing and highly relevant contemporary topics such as racism and consumerism. Their collaboration was a unique project and probably one of the greatest and most enduring in all of art history,” says Dr. Buchhart.
Peter M. Brant would like to extend a special thank you to Tony Shafrazi, not only for his advice and support of this exhibition, but also in recognition of his pivotal role in bringing these two artists together, most notably in his 1985 exhibition at Tony Shafrazi Gallery.
This exhibition is an initiative of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris and has benefited from the collaboration between the Fondation Louis Vuitton and The Brant Foundation.
The Brant Foundation extends its gratitude towards its Lead Exhibition Partner, American Express Platinum. Art is a passion point for American Express Platinum Card® Members, and through the company’s By Invitation Only® program they will have access to an exclusive two-day ticket pre-sale starting September 22, 2023, Platinum-only time slots for the entire run and special VIP access, including the exhibition opening, a private tour, and curator-led panel. To learn more click here.
Thank you to our Shipping Partner Crozier.