Cover of the book Jean-Michel Basquiat, published in 2015
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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian, 555 West 24th Street, New York. Featuring candid historical photographs, installation views, foldouts, and close to sixty color plates, this comprehensive publication celebrates Basquiat’s work over the course of his brief but meteoric career. Art historian Robert Farris Thompson provides a detailed analysis of some of the artist’s most iconic paintings, situating them within both his oeuvre and the larger landscape of twentieth-century art. Rounding out the volume, the late poet and critic Rene Ricard offers a rare glimpse into the private world of Basquiat, recounting their sometimes fraught friendship, from their first meeting in 1981 to Basquiat’s death in 1988.

Publisher: Gagosian
Publication date: 2015
Contributors: Rene Ricard, Robert Farris Thompson
Designer: Goto Design, New York
Printer: Shapco Printing, Minneapolis
Distributor: Rizzoli International Publications, New York
Format: Cloth hardcover in dust jacket
Dimensions: 10 3/4 × 12 3/8 inches (27.3 × 31.4 cm)
Pages: 210
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4408-1


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