Basquiat Archive Small - Book
Jean-Michel Basquiat's legend is alive and well: an artist who first gained fame in the late 1970s under the street tag SAMO, he sprung from a fertile underground scene comprising visual arts, graffiti, hip hop, and post-punk music. His own painting style featured raw images and interwoven words & phrases, drawing influence from jazz, sports, and the political realities of street life. Basquiat quickly rose to prominence, exhibiting around the world and collaborating with superstar Andy Warhol. He tragically died at age 27, having already become one of the most successful artists of his era. Now, Basquiat's work is collected in this small archive book, containing pristine reproductions of his works, plus an editor-penned introduction and art historian-explored themes. Historical context and personal anecdotes alike are provided in year-by-year chapters, bringing readers closer to the enigmatic artist's vision.
6.5 x 1.5 x 8.75 inches