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Basquiat : a graphic novel / Paolo Parisi ; translation by Edward Fortes.

By: Parisi, Paolo, 1980- [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Fortes, Edward [translator.] | Laurence King Publishing [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2019Copyright date: �2018Description: 123 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781786274151; 1786274159.Uniform titles: Basquiat. English Subject(s): Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 -- Comic books, strips, etc | Artists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc | Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 | Artists | United StatesGenre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | Biographical comics.DDC classification: 709.2 Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.
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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 isa moving depiction of a troubled artist's life for those interested in both the art and the man who made it.

Originally published in Italian: Milano : Centauria, 2018.

Includes bibliographical references, filmography and discography.

"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."--Provided by publisher.

Translated from the Italian.

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Booklist Review

American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat gained popularity in late 1970s New York as one-half of the graffiti great SAMO and rose to the upper echelons of the art world in the 1980s with his raw style of neo-expressionism. While this book is a work of biographical fiction, Parisi successfully recreates the atmosphere of the New York arts scene and Basquiat's relationships with his contemporaries Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and others. Parisi's illustration style takes on a pop-culture quality in which some panels, particularly those containing people, have a more detailed, fine-lined quality, contrasting with realistically rendered writing samples. The bright colors red, blue, yellow, and green, a palette similar to that used by Basquiat himself pop off the page. Some familiarity with the artist's works is helpful, though Parisi writes a foreword putting each chapter in perspective. Those unfamiliar with Basquiat will eagerly seek out his work upon completion of the book. For those who enjoy this read, point them towards Parisi's graphic biographies of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.--Suzanne Temple Copyright 2019 Booklist