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   Basquiat
by Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Category: Visual Art
Code: 2193 |  ISBN: 8881582392 |  205 pp. |  Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: Charta
Format: Large Softcover
About this book
The work and legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to resonate long after the artist's tragic, early death in 1988 at the age of 27. Discovered as a graffiti painter in 1981, Basquiat soon became an international art star and is now considered to be one of the most important figures to have emerged from the 80s art scene. The deceptive looseness of his frenetic, ritualistic paintings belies their visionary layering of diverse sources -- in which elements of graffiti, collage, pop art, and expressionism flourish and co-exist in a fluid, organic style. The subject of a feature length film by Julian Schnabel (which featured David Bowie as Andy Warhol), Basquiat has crossed into the mainstream and is one of the most recognized names in art today. This book features 50 works on canvas, 40 works on paper, 2 sculptures, and 18 collaborations (15 with Warhol, and 3 with Warhol and Clemente). The result is a representative cross-section of Basquiat's oeuvre, and as such an essential guide to the artist's best work.

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