Basquiat

Basquiat Celebrating the work of Jean Michel Basquiat this volume features reproductions of his work including rarely seen pieces from private collections It offers new perspectives on Basquiat s achievement

  • Title: Basquiat
  • Author: Marc Mayer Franklin Sirmans Kellie Jones Fred Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9781858943619
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • Celebrating the work of Jean Michel Basquiat, this volume features reproductions of his work, including rarely seen pieces from private collections It offers new perspectives on Basquiat s achievements, exploring them in the contexts of his key influences, and explores many individual works in detail.

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    1. This is a great introduction/ overview of Basquiat as an artist. Some of the pieces written read better than others, but the large number of rich, colorful pictures (almost) makes up for it.

    2. I've been reading a rather lavish and well-tuned book on the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Basquiat", edited by Marc Mayer, rich in selection from the painter's brief career. All the same reactions and responses arise, the combination of rank amateurism and visionary determination, broom remains and waste basket scrawls combined with an idealized sense of tribal totem ism that nearly excuses Basquiat's failings as a draftsman.The late Jean- Michel Basquiat's best trick in his short ascendan [...]

    3. I'm not sure if there's a correlation between the relative low cost of this catalog ($29.95) and the surprisingly bad reproductions of Basquiat's work, but I'm guessing there is. I guess I'm also partly to blame for having faith that a shrinkwrapped book wouldn't be a disappointment.While the narrative overview from the Brooklyn Museum could easily have made for a fine catalog, the color mismanagement of so many pieces really undermines the entire project. I can only really recommend it as an af [...]

    4. I bought this book at a Basquiat exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum during a recent work trip to the east coast. I had seen Julian Schnabel's movie about him, but other than that, I knew very little. The exhibit and the book did much to enlighten me about this creative and doomed young man. The photos in the book alone tell so much about Basquiat. I think one reason I love Basquiat is because of his wedding of word and image (which are found close together in my own imagination). The articles in [...]

    5. I am fascinated by Basquait after seeing a recent documentary on his work. I wish the analysis of his paintings in this book were a little more in depth and informative. But I still enjoyed reading it and studying the paintings.

    6. This is a great series- great color and really a great primer to any artists's work that has one published. I am new to Basquiat, but the name gets thrown around a lot here at Alfred at crits, esp when text is involved.

    7. All over the place. Some great, some not so much so, but all seem political.You can tell, in a good way where he was coming from.Needless to say, very Warhol-esk.

    8. great stuff. plate pix a little bit out of sequence. but great description of his brilliance. Icons. Spells. Collage. I'm a fan now!

    9. Great introduction to Basquiat's work and life. Covers important territory without getting caught up in minutiae. Reproductions are vivid and clear.

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