Monday, January 10, 2011

Coffee Table Status (Basquiat)

Seems as though Basquiat's name has been popping up alot lately, last week I visited a friends home who had an insane collection of art, including an original Basquit and today I find out about this book being released. Definitely necessary for your table!

Written by Leonhard Emmerling, Basquiat is forthcoming from Taschen’s 25 series. “From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career.”

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