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Jean Michel Basquiat: A Biography

(Greenwood Biographies)

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York's art scene. He was 27 when he died of a heroin overdose. Always controversial, Basquiat is now established as a major contemporary painter whose unique work continues to enthrall.



Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biography covers the artist's Brooklyn childhood, his teenage years as a
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Hardcover, 199 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Greenwood (first published January 1st 2010)
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Teresa
Feb 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
if you are going to read an art biography read this one especially if you appreciate his effed up graffiti art, with the poor lad dying at 27....great reading about back in the day with warhol, madonna (pre-mega fame), studio 54, early hip hop culture

Wish I was there.
Noelle VanVleet
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
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An overview of Jean Michel Basquiat's short but prolific career, set in the midst of punk culture and pop art in the 80's. The story is fascinating in itself, but some of the writing seemed too casual and slangy even for the biography of a graffiti artist turned modern art sensation.
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It did serve its purpose, well written for teenage audiences, very informative and easy to read.
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