January 11, 2011

Basquiat



Looking forward to the March 2011 release from Taschen. BASQUIAT by Leonhard Emmerling. Gotta have it!

The outsider inside

From the streets to the galleries: the artist who turned the institution upside down

From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career.
~via juxtapoz

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