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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Providing a serious and generous overview of Basquiat's career, this monograph will please novice and fan alike, with its high-quality illustrations, including 50 works on canvas, 40 works on paper, two sculptures and 18 collaborations (15 with Andy Warhol).
Paperback, 205 pages
Published July 2nd 1999 by Charta
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Jun 10, 2013 rated it liked it
bullshit aside ("Jean-Michel Basquiat is the only black American painter to have made a substantial mark on the history of art."), this volume has some nice repros & drew my attention to some paintings I've either ignored or never seen. ...more
Jul 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
This collection of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat was prepared for an exhibition of the painter's works at the Museo Revoltella in Trieste in 1999.

The paintings are presented in a nicely large size, better than the paperback Basquiat books that are easier to find, and the colours are vivid. In addition to the works, the book also contains a great deal of textual material, presented in English and Italian translation. Retrospective essays are provided by Keith Haring, Francisco Clemente, and Keith
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An interesting and informative look at the life and work of the famous graffiti artist turned neo-expressionist. The reproductions in this book are beautiful, capturing the texture as well as the color used by Basquiat.
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This has a couple essays and (The best part)some printed interviews with Basquiat. It also prints images through the gutter of the book, for the life of me, i cant figure out why publishers think that's a good idea.
Mar 12, 2007 rated it did not like it
This is an Italian published book that I still HATE because it is hard to cite and the essays are bogus. It gets a star because it is transcripts of interviews, which are necessary.
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one of my favorite artists
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solid overview of basquiat's career & works. notable especially with interviews & essays by the artist's friends & contemporaries. ...more
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Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist. He gained popularity, first as a graffiti artist in New York City, and then as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Basquiat's paintings continue to influence modern day artists and command high prices.

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