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Basquiat : The Unknown Notebooks / edited by Dieter Buchhart and Tricia Laughlin Bloom ; essays by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dieter Buchhart, Franklin Sirmans, Christopher Stackhouse ; plate commentaries by Tricia Laughlin Bloom.

Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Skira Rizzoli : Brooklyn Museum, 2015.
Copyright Notice ©2015
Description245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorBasquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988, artist.
Other author/creatorBuchhart, Dieter, 1971- editor.
Other author/creatorBloom, Tricia Laughlin, editor.
Other author/creatorGates, Henry Louis, Jr. writer of added commentary.
Other author/creatorSirmans, Franklin, writer of added commentary.
Other author/creatorStackhouse, Christopher, writer of added commentary.
Other author/creatorBrooklyn Museum issuing body, host institution.
Summary "Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before exhibited, Basquiat combined text and images reflecting his engagement with the countercultures of graffiti and hip-hop in New York City, as well as pop culture and world events. Filled with handwritten texts, poems, pictograms, and drawings, many of them iconic images that recur throughout his artwork-teepees, crowns, skeleton-like silhouettes, and grimacing masks-and these notebooks reveal much about the artist's creative process and the importance of the written word in his aesthetic. With over 150 notebook pages and numerous drawings and paintings, this important book sheds new light on Basquiat's career and his critical place in contemporary art history."-- Provided by publisher.
General note"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, held at the Brooklyn Museum, April 3-August 23, 2015."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (page 239) and index.
ISBN9780847845828 hardcover
ISBN0847845826 hardcover
ISBN9780872731790 paperback
ISBN0872731790 paperback

Available Items

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Joyner General Stacks NC139 .B373 A4 2015 ✔ Available Place Hold

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