Free eBook Basquiat download

by Marc Mayer,Fred Hoffman,Jean Michel Basquiat

Free eBook Basquiat download ISBN: 185894287X
Author: Marc Mayer,Fred Hoffman,Jean Michel Basquiat
Publisher: Merrell Publishers (March 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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Rating: 4.5
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Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: ; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent

Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: ; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture.

Fred Hoffman met Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982 and worked closely with him during the artist’s residency in Venice, California, from 1982 to 1984. He cocurated Basquiat’s retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum in 2005

Fred Hoffman met Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1982 and worked closely with him during the artist’s residency in Venice, California, from 1982 to 1984. He cocurated Basquiat’s retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum in 2005. Hoffman is the Ahmanson Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

It offers new perspectives on Basquiat's achievements, exploring them in the contexts of his key influences, and explores many individual works in detail.

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Coinciding with the "Boom for Real" documentary, if you happen to be in New York between May 13 and june 10, you can catch a group show from some of JM's peers, including Al Diaz(of SAMO fame) and Lee Quiñones at the Howl!

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Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: ; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist

Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: ; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, punk, and street art movements had coalesced. On May 18, 2017, at a Sotheby's auction, Basquiat's 1982 painting, also Untitled, created with oil stick and spray paint and depicting a skull, set a new record high for any .

Jean-Michel Basquiat was only twenty-seven when he died in 1988, his meteoric and often controversial career having lasted for just eight years. Despite his early death, Basquiat's powerful A uvre has ensured his continuing reputation as one of modern art's most distinctive voices.

Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later.

Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later. Basquiat quickly became a notable figure on the international art scene, mixing with dealers and artists. Among these was Andy Warhol, with whom he established a close working relationship.Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is both shrewdly observed and biting. Characterized by their intensely personal nature and the raw, almost aggressive handling of paint, these works have an enduring power to move and to confound.Viewing the heady world of the 1980s art scene from the beginning of a new century, we are able to look at Basquiat's achievements with increasing objectivity. Rather than explore his persona, this book aims to demonstrate the lasting quality of Basquiat's work itself, as well as its uniqueness within modern art. It strives not only to reevaluate his principal works, but also to explain Basquiat's continuing interest as a major painter.
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Stonewing
An incredibly well done monograph on Basquiat. I own every single Basquiat book, including the "raisonne" (three volume set), the early baghoomian, Kujke Gallery, etc..etc..and this one holds up. Personally, I think if you love an artist, you should buy whatever monograph comes out, if you have the budget.
Bukelv
I live in Spain and received the book very fast.
I was very excited about see more pictures about this young artist who died so soon.
The book was in perfect conditions, and I enjoy it a lot.

I bought another book of basquiat from Taschen ed. but is not as good as this one. It has less pictures and less interesting paintings.

I strongly recommend this book. In order to make a small complaint I'd love to have seen more pictures of the paintings made in collaboration with Andy Warhol.

Thank you very much.
Iell
I invite all professional photographers to comment on the level of "expertise" of the repros issued in this book. Several of the photos are out of focus--as in JMB's "Undiscovered Genius.." There is never any excuse, no matter how wide or tall the painting (some are 10 or more feet), for any work to be out-of focus. Other paintings have their original color so distorted or leeched that these repros are criminally inept.

This book should be re-called and the photos re-done. It's that bad. The Marshall book, which another reviewer praises, is vastly superior to this book, with the exception of one painting "Notary," which is better repro'd in this book. A few essays and several new works make the book acceptable, barely, for a collector, but even the art-auction catalogues issued by Sotheby's, Christies, Phillips, etc. have superior reproductions of JMB's work. This edition is truly a mockery of a professional art book. I suggest getting the Marshall book, or nearly any of the other books on JMB, esp. those from Germany or France, some of which appear on Ebay as well.
Neol
This is an excellent art book for the price. It contains a large number of color plates of Basquiat's best works, along with some good scholarly essays. The color plates are fairly small, however, with many of the paintings only taking up a half or a third of the page. Full page reproductions would be much more satisfying, but the book is still worth its price. I was pleased that the curators of this exhibition omitted the dreadful Warhol collaborative works, as those are such a down note for Basquiat books to end on. This collection manages to present the very best of his final works, rather than demonstrating, as many works on this subject do, that Basquiat's talent waned and failed.
Hucama
So many beautiful pictures! I gave this book to my boyfriend for his birthday as he is a big fan and he has been obsessed ever since. Definitely one for fans and new comers a like. Very reasonably priced considering how dense with colour pictures it is. So happy.
IWAS
The book offers a variety of essays on Basquiat. There is a chapter dedicated to his use of words, well written, insufficient for academics though. The publication is fairly extensive and covers both biographical and critical aspect of this author.
Dagdarad
The images in this book almost mirror the images shown in the 1st Basquiat retrospective book from the Whitney Museum (edited by Richard Marshall). If you own the Whitney book, there's no need to pick up this one because you'll be looking at a lot of duplicate images. If you don't own a Basquiat book, you can't really go wrong with either edition and I would lean towards the newer book. But there's no need to own both of them. So why the low rating? It's a shame that the curators didn't take the opportunity to add something new for Basquiat fans. Many years have passed since the 1st Whitney retrospective and we're basically presented with a book that repeats what's already been printed. Unfortunately we'll have to wait for someone else to put out a book of new Basquiat material for us to see.
I love this book! Full of great colorful plates and information about Basquiat's life.