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Basquiat / script by Julian Voloj; illustrated by S�ren Mosdal.

By: Voloj, Julian [author.].
Contributor(s): Mosdal, S�ren Glosimodt [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Art masters (London, England): Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2019Description: 131 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781910593653; 1910593656.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: 741.5/973 Summary: "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."--Provided by publisher.
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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.


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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."--Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

In 1968, a seven-year-old Jean-Michael Basquiat is given a copy of Gray's Anatomy while recuperating after being struck by a car. Within a few years, Basquiat will be living on the streets of Manhattan, supporting himself by selling T-shirts and postcards of his own designs. A few years later, he'll become one of the most famous and successful artists in the world before dying of a heroin overdose at age 27. Writer Voloj (The Joe Shuster Story) and illustrator Mosdal (Hank Williams: Lost Highway) imbue this brief biography with crackling energy and a breakneck pace to match the tumultuous life and career of their subject, whose synthesis of punk, pop, hip-hop, and street cultures continues to be influential more than 20 years after his death. VERDICT This compelling fusion of subject and style brilliantly uses cameos by some of the celebrities Basquiat encountered over his brief life--including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Madonna (whom Basquiat briefly dated)--to highlight the peaks of his success and struggle to overcome the power structures and institutionalized racism that marginalized him as a mere graffiti artist or Warhol disciple in the eyes of many. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp's Graphic Novel Spotlight, "Mass Appeal," LJ 6/19.]