Item description for Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1981, The Studio of the Street by Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeffrey Deitch, Franklin Sirmans & Nicola Vassell...
In 1981 Jean-Michel Basquiat made the momentous transition from the street to the studio. Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street explores that critical year, functioning simultaneously as a coming-of-age story and an intimate oral history of the shifting cultural tide of New York's downtown scene. It is also a groundbreaking survey of rarely seen works that chart the artist's progression from spray-painted text to text-and-image; from materials found on the street to large, traditional painted canvases; and from pure drawing to his uniquely evocative hybrid of drawing and painting. Marrying an exuberant spontaneity and art brut style, with a firm command of not only art materials but also art history, Basquiat defined eighties Neo-Expressionism and left behind a body of work that resonates no less powerfully today.
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Studio: Charta/ Deitch Projects
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25" Weight: 3.84 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Charta/ Deitch Projects
ISBN 8881586258 ISBN13 9788881586257
Availability 0 units.
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This book satisfies a great need for an authentic, raw, yet sensitive collection about Jean Michel Basquiat, as a person and an artist. I value this book for more than its appearance, which is so well done. It's quality helps to preserve the legacy of his life and work. The collaborators did a fantastic job.