JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Extra Large

Hans Werner Holzwarth

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT - Extra Large
Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836572538
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Kings, Heroes, and the Streets
The art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

The legend of Jean-Michel Basquiat is as strong as ever. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag name SAMO, 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. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world.

Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of 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.
This book allows an unprecedented insight into Basquiat’s art, with pristine reproductions of his most seminal paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches. In large-scale format, the book offers vivid proximity to the artist’s intricate marks and scribbled words, further illuminated by texts from writer and curator Carlo McCormick, a contemporary of Basquiat’s on the New York scene, and curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne. Richly illustrated year-by-year chapter breaks follow the artist’s life and quote from his own statements and contemporary reviews to provide both personal background and historical context.

I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.
— Jean-Michel Basquiat

The editor:
Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. His TASCHEN titles include Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Ai Weiwei, Darren Almond. Fullmoon e David Hockney. A Bigger Book.

The author:
Eleanor Nairne is a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery. She has worked on a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions and publications, including Basquiat: Boom for Real (2017) and Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep (2016). Prior to the Barbican, she was curator of the Artangel Collection at Tate. She is a regular catalogue essayist, a writer for frieze, and a previous Jerwood Writer in Residence.

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Book Info
Subject Art
Author Hans Werner Holzwarth
Series XL - Extra Large
Publication date 2018
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions cm 29,0 x 39,5
Pages 400
Language/s English, Italian, Spanish
Weight 6.6 kg
Title Publication Date
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