An icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) first made his name under the graffiti tag “SAMO”, before establishing his studio practice and catapulting to fast fame at the age of 20. Although his career lasted barely a decade, he remains a cult figure of artistic social commentary and a trailblazer in the mediation of graffiti and gallery art.
This book presents Basquiat’s short yet prolific career, his unique style and his profound engagement with ever-relevant issues of integration and segregation, poverty and wealth.
Author: Leonhard Emmerling
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm, hardcover
ISBN: 9783836559782 Learn More