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Basquiat - 40th Anniversary Edition

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ABOUT:

Synonymous with 1980s New York, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. With pristine reproductions of his most seminal paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches, this book offers vivid proximity to Basquiat’s intricate marks and scribbled words, further illuminated by an introduction to the artist.

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s expressive work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life. In 1983 he started collaborating with famous art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time.

“A must have. Exceptional reproductions of his most important paintings, drawings and sketches, to be shared with lovers of Basquiat's raw art.” - vogue.com

 

DETAILS:

  • Contributors: Hans Werner Holzwarth, Eleanor Nairne.

  • Carbon neutral publisher from Cologne, Germany.

  • Size: Hardcover, 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 512 pages.

  • Language: English.

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