Basquiat - Reviews

"This Spring, TASCHEN is releasing one of the most highly-anticipated books of the year, a book simply titled, Basquiat. Leonhard Emmerling has compiled what looks to be one of the more detailed explorations on Basquiat to date."—, United States
"From the streets of New York to the walls of the world's most prominent galleries. The young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat gained international recognition in his early 20s - when he also began a love affair with Madonna and an artistic collaboration with the pop art artist Andy Warhol. He died of an overdose when he was just 27 years old, but despite his short career, he is one of the most admired artists of the 80s. This book explores his short but highly productive career."— Eurowoman, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Having previously published Jean-Michel Basquiat with TASCHEN, author Leonhard Emmerling has followed up with a new book titled Basquiat, which takes a look at the infamous artist's short but prolific career. 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."— HUH Magazine, London, United Kingdom
"Basquiat forever. Si vous vivez sur la lune, et avez par conséquent raté la spectaculaire exposition consacrée à Jean-Michel Basquiat au musée d’Art moderne de Paris, séchez vos larmes, car voici de quoi vous consoler. Conscient de l’engouement actuel pour cet artiste phare du boom artistique des années 1980, TASCHEN réédite en effet l’ouvrage de Leonhard Emmerling Basquiat qui revient sur le parcours mouvementé du peintre. Un livre de référence qui fait la lumière sur bon nombre de ses œuvres et permet ainsi de conserver dans sa bibliothèque une trace du génie qui bouleversa l’ordre établi."— Modzik, Paris, France
Basquiat (Basic Art Series, TASCHEN 25 Edition)


Leonhard Emmerling
Hardcover, 9.4 x 11.8 in., 96 pages
$ 14.99

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