BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT
BASQUIAT

BASQUIAT

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Icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) initially made a name for himself by signing graffiti under the name "SAMO" , before establishing his studio and quickly rising to fame at just 20 years old. Although his career barely lasted a decade, he is still considered a cult figure of socially engaged art and a pioneer in the mediation between graffiti and gallery art.

In his work, Basquiat made use of diverse sources and media to create an original and urgent artistic vocabulary, which also involved a scathing critique of power structures and racism . In his practice he fused abstraction and figuration, poetry and painting, while his influences ranged from Greek, Roman and African art to French poetry, jazz rhythms and the work of contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly. . The results are vivid, visceral mixes of words, African emblems, cartoon figures, and splashes of vivid color, among a host of other details.

This book presents Basquiat's brief but prolific career, his unique style, and his deep involvement with such relevant issues as integration and segregation, poverty and wealth.

Hardcover, 21 x 26 cm, 0.61 kg, 96 pages
Spanish Language