The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late '70s and early '80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of lower Manhattan, to which he fled - from Brooklyn - at the age of 15. Julien Voloj and Soren Mosdal meld biographical research with speculation to capture the inner and outer lives of the archetypal New York artist. Grouded in true events, from the SAMO graffiti project to encounters with Andy Warhol, this semi-fictionalised biography is propelled by a clash between the artist and his demons.
Author: Julian Voloj & Soren Mosdal
Measurements: 24 x 17 cm