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Title:
Basquiat
Author:
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988.
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Despite his early death, Basquiat's powerful body of work has ensured his continuing reputation as one of modern art's most distinctive voices. Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is shrewdly observed and biting. This book celebrates Basquiat's achievements in the contexts of the key influences on his art. It not only re-evaluates the artist's principal works and their meaning, but also explains what keeps his painting relevant today.
General Note:
Originally published: 2005.

Published in association with the Brooklyn Museum.
Language:
English
Contents:
Basquiat in history / In the cipher: Basquiat and hip-hop culture / The defining years: notes on five key works / Lost in translation: Jean-Michel in the (re)mix / Exhibition history.
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ISBN:
9781858945194
Format :
Book