See Below JEAN MICHAEL BASQUIAT. By Hans Werner Holzwarth and Eleanor Nairne DELUXE BOXED EDITION!
Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag 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. Basquiats 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.
As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. An incredibly beautiful, and VERY thorough book dedicated to showcasing this incredible talent, Taschen has produced an epic volume that exhaustively details his works, many of which are showcased in this listing! This is a striking book with many MANY multi-page layouts!
Texts by editor Hans Werner Holzwarth and curator and art historian Eleanor Nairne introduce us to a legend synonymous with 1980s New York. Hardcover, 500 pages - it weighs almost 15 pounds and measures a whopping 11.4 x 15.6 in! I dare anyone to leave it on a coffee table and have someone NOT comment on it! FOR MORE ILLUSTRATED and ART books I have listed which is usually a lot!
I promise everything there is to know about this item is in this description. I also do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is OK with you.. This is a brand new hardcover book, released in 2019 in PRISTINE condition still sealed in shrinkwrap, just as it came from the publisher. It is bound in bright yellow cloth as Basquiat would have wanted it, and comes boxed. There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date!
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Topic: Basquiat
- Format: Hardcover
- Author: Taschen
- Subject: Art & Photography
- Publication Year: 2019
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition