Basquiat: Boom for Real (Paperback)

Basquiat: Boom for Real By Eleanor Nairne, Dieter Buchhart, Lotte Johnson (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Eleanor Nairne, Dieter Buchhart, Lotte Johnson (Contributions by)
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Now available in paperback, this exciting book charts Jean-Michel Basquiat's groundbreaking career.

Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO©. From there he went on to work with others on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. This book places his collaborations in a wider art historical context and looks at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer compelling research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMO©; 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 survey also features rare archival material and extensive illustrations, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.

About the Author

ELEANOR NAIRNE is Curator at Barbican Art Gallery in London.

DIETER BUCHHART is an Austrian independent curator who has worked on numerous Basquiat exhibitions.

LOTTE JOHNSON is Associate Curator at Barbican Art Gallery in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783791359502
ISBN-10: 3791359509
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: March 31st, 2020
Pages: 296
Language: English