Jean-Michel Basquiat: Boom for Real

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Boom for Real
Library Shelf Location 18.BASQ
Publication Date 2017

Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO(c). He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer new research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMO(c); curator Carlo McCormick on New York / New Wave; writer Glenn O'Brien on the downtown scene; academic Jordana Moore Saggese on Basquiat's relationship to film and television; and music scholar Francesco Martinelli on Basquiat's obsession with jazz. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.

ISBN 9783791356365
Quantity 1
Pages 280pp
Editors Dieter Bucchart, Eleanor Nairne, Lotte Johnson
Authors Dieter Buchhart, Eleanor Nairne
Format Softcover
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Painting
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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