Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.”

In 1983 he started collaborating with Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time.

This book gives an insight into Basquiat’s art and life, with pristine reproductions of his most significant paintings, drawings, and notebook sketches. In large-scale format, the book offers a vivid proximity to Basquiat’s intricate marks and scribbled words.

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