Jean-Michel Basquiat: Words are All We Have

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Words are All We Have

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From graffiti to word as motif. This book features not only the trailblazing innovation, but also the treatment of language by Jean-Michel Basquiat: the first African-American artist to receive art world attention. Edited with text by Dieter Buchhart, you will discover the complex structures and collage-like manifestations once described by American curator and critic Robert Storr as “eye rap” in numerous papers of different sizes, rich texts, and a wealth of documentary photographs and portraits.

  • Hardcover
  • 10.5” x 12.25”
  • 208 pages / 103 color

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