Art Masters: Basquiat: Art Masters Series

Text byJulian VolojIllustratorSøren Glosimodt Mosdal

July 2, 2019|
Art Masters: Basquiat: Art Masters Series by Julian Voloj
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The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) 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. This stunning graphic novel captures the dramatic life and exhilarating times of this archetypal New York artist, covering everything from the SAMO graffiti project to his first solo show, from his relationship with Andy Warhol to the substance abuse that would cost him his life.
 
Today, Basquiat’s influence can be seen not only in fine art but in fashion, design, and music. Now, for the first time, his remarkable story is told in graphic novel form. This playful, authoritative biography shows Basquiat’s work to be more important, his themes more urgent, than ever before.


 
Søren Mosdal is a Danish comics artist and newspaper illustrator. Born in Nairobi, he now lives in Copenhagen. Julian Voloj is the author of numerous graphic novels, including the acclaimed Ghetto Brother. Born in Germany, he lives in New York City.  
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Title:Art Masters: Basquiat: Art Masters SeriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:136 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:136 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.65 inPublished:July 2, 2019Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910593656

ISBN - 13:9781910593653

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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