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Basquiat : : the Unknown Notebooks

Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988. Book - 2015 709.2 Ba None on shelf 9 requests on 1 copy Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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"Published on the occasion of the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks, held at the Brooklyn Museum, April 3-August 23, 2015."
"Sweet bird of youth" / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Basquiat's notebooks: words and knowledge, scratched and sampled / Dieter Buchhart -- Primary compositions / Franklin Sirmans -- Basquiat's poetics / Christopher Stackhouse -- Notebooks and related works: plate vommentaries / Tricia Laughlin Bloom.
"Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, this first-ever survey of the rarely seen notebooks of Basquiat features the artist's handwritten notes, poems, and drawings, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. With no formal training, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) succeeded in developing a new and expressive style to become one of the most influential artists in the postmodern revival of figurative during the 1980s. In a series of notebooks from the early to mid-1980s, never before exhibited, Basquiat combined text and images reflecting his engagement with the countercultures of graffiti and hip-hop in New York City, as well as pop culture and world events. Filled with handwritten texts, poems, pictograms, and drawings, many of them iconic images that recur throughout his artwork-teepees, crowns, skeleton-like silhouettes, and grimacing masks-and these notebooks reveal much about the artist's creative process and the importance of the written word in his aesthetic. With over 150 notebook pages and numerous drawings and paintings, this important book sheds new light on Basquiat's career and his critical place in contemporary art history."-- Provided by publisher.


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Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Museum, c2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Buchhart, Dieter, 1971-
Bloom, Tricia Laughlin,
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.,
Sirmans, Franklin,
Stackhouse, Christopher,
Brooklyn Museum,
Skira (Firm),

Basquiat, Jean-Michel, -- 1960-1988 -- Exhibitions.
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, -- 1960-1988 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. -- Exhibitions.
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, -- 1960-1988.
Brooklyn Museum -- Exhibitions.
Brooklyn Museum (N.Y.)