Nine Lives

Featuring original drawings and paintings, newly presented videos and large-scale installations, Nine Lives offered a peek into the world of a famous black cat that was an inspiration not only for Baseman but to fans and admirers around the globe. Nine Lives explored how Blackie the Cat reinvented himself during his 18 years of life.

Presented in an environment that visually narrated the story and bond between the artist and his extraordinary feline muse, Baseman offered an emotional journey both enlightening and experiential that celebrates the beauty of the bittersweetness of life. Known for creating work that explores the human condition, Baseman bridges together the worlds of popular culture and fine art to honor the life and lessons learned from Blackie the Cat.

Nine Lives was on view from October 1 – January 8, 2023 at Wrong Gallery in Beijing, China.


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