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This is a great introduction/ overview of Basquiat as an artist. Some of the pieces written read better than others, but the large number of rich, colorful pictures (almost) makes up for it.
I've been reading a rather lavish and well-tuned book on the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Basquiat", edited by Marc Mayer, rich in selection from the painter's brief career. All the same reactions and responses arise, the combination of rank amateurism and visionary determination, broom remains and waste basket scrawls combined with an idealized sense of tribal totem ism that nearly excuses Basquiat's failings as a draftsman.The late Jean- Michel Basquiat's best trick in his short ascendan...
I'm not sure if there's a correlation between the relative low cost of this catalog ($29.95) and the surprisingly bad reproductions of Basquiat's work, but I'm guessing there is. I guess I'm also partly to blame for having faith that a shrinkwrapped book wouldn't be a disappointment.While the narrative overview from the Brooklyn Museum could easily have made for a fine catalog, the color mismanagement of so many pieces really undermines the entire project. I can only really recommend it as an af...
I bought this book at a Basquiat exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum during a recent work trip to the east coast. I had seen Julian Schnabel's movie about him, but other than that, I knew very little. The exhibit and the book did much to enlighten me about this creative and doomed young man. The photos in the book alone tell so much about Basquiat. I think one reason I love Basquiat is because of his wedding of word and image (which are found close together in my own imagination). The articles in
I am fascinated by Basquait after seeing a recent documentary on his work. I wish the analysis of his paintings in this book were a little more in depth and informative. But I still enjoyed reading it and studying the paintings.
This is a great series- great color and really a great primer to any artists's work that has one published. I am new to Basquiat, but the name gets thrown around a lot here at Alfred at crits, esp when text is involved.
Enjoyed it---made Basquiat's work more understandable to me. Lots of color pictures of his work.
All over the place. Some great, some not so much so, but all seem political.You can tell, in a good way where he was coming from.Needless to say, very Warhol-esk.
great stuff. plate pix a little bit out of sequence. but great description of his brilliance. Icons. Spells. Collage. I'm a fan now!
Having always been fascinated by Basquiat I took some time in choosing an overview of his work, as I wanted something that brought his work under greater artistic scrutiny or perhaps approached isolated pieces from a differing paradigm of interpretation. In this respect I was mildly disappointed as there is nothing of any notable significance in this regard. The information herein is well presented however, if a little disjointed and non-linear at times. Whilst the photographic reproductions of
"Enwezor reminds us that the diaspora is a place caught, at different times and to various degrees, between "speech and its attendant untranslatability""This book provides access to the diaspora of Basquiat. Before reading I had a hard time connecting with Basquiat art. It often felt like a big ball of string - that you can't quite locate the beginning to unravel. Now I have a beginning, an enter point, an appreciation. The information about Henry Dreyfuss - Symbol Sourcebook (which is one of f...
If I'm honest, I struggle with Basquiat's work. There is absolutely no doubting his talent as a draughtsman and colourist, and the energy, intelligence and wit in many of his paintings is incredible. However, I found this book somewhat tedious in its unadulterated hero worship, and some of the essays were filled with so much sycophancy and pseudo intellectual 'art speak', it made my eyes glaze over. It does offer generously sized and beautifully printed images of Basquiat's work to mull over, th...
I just really, really enjoy Jean-Michel Basquiats artwork and reading essays of different journalists and artists discussing his work in relation to different cultural topics and movements was really exciting and interesting. I knew a lot of what is in this book before reading this since I wrote a course work on Basquiat a couple of years ago but still so enjoyable. This will be a definite reread.
Great introduction to Basquiat's work and life. Covers important territory without getting caught up in minutiae. Reproductions are vivid and clear.
my solo travel to Paris!
gave it as a present worth to buy
My favorite out of all the books featuring the works of Jean-Michele Basquiat. Inspiring. Comprehensive.
Brilliant artwork and a great body of his work. Shame the author comes across extremely pretentious in my humble opinion. I just get the feeling if he was alive he would have been like.. really?!?
Basquiat presented by JPMorgan Chase and the Brooklyn MuseumSee: PBS, American Masters "Basquiat: Rage to Riches"2018
Gorgeous huge art book . Picking up things at the library I never would have looked at before...
The collection was amazing to see in person...had the honor when it was here at the MFAH....
great to leave on the coffee table and leaf through.
Mooi verzameld werk.
I bought this book for a class and it is inspiration to look at but found it a bit boring to read