Cool, talented and transgressive, Jean-Michel Basquiat's life is just as fascinating as the work he produced.Delve into 1980s New York as this vivid graphic novel takes you on Basquiat's journey from street-art legend SAMO to international art-scene darling, up until his sudden death. Told through cinematic scenes, this is Basquiat as seen through the eyes of those who knew him, including his father, Suzanne Mallouk, Larry Gagosian and, most importantly, the man himself. Basquiat is a moving depiction of a troubled artist's life for those interested in both the art and the man who made it.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
"Following his graphic biographies of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane, illustrator Paolo Parisi turns his attention to no wave New York's most famous son. Birthed by street culture but borne aloft by its art crowd, the rise and fall of its most emblematic artist is here visually re-created, putting Basquiat back where he belongs: at the heart of what was, at the time, the pop cultural centre of the world." -- GQ