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Basquiat : boom for real /

by Buchhart, Dieter [editor.]; Nairne, Eleanor [editor.]; Johnson, Lotte [editor.]; Basquiat, Jean-Michel; Barbican Art Gallery [host institution.]; Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt [host institution.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Munich ; Prestel, 2017.Edition: [English edition].Description: 295 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9783791356365; 3791356364.Other title: Boom for real.Subject(s): Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 -- Exhibitions | Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 -- Interviews | Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 | Basquiat, Jean Michel, 1960-1988 | Interviews | Exhibition catalogs | Exhibition catalogs
Contents:
Boom, boom, boom for real / Dieter Buchhart -- The performance of Jean-Michel Basquiat / Eleanor Nairne -- Samo©. The shadows / Christian Campbell -- New York / New Wave. Exhibitionism / Carlo McCormick -- The scene. Samo©'s New York / Glenn O'Brien -- Jazz. Basquiat, Bird, beat and bop / Francesco Martinelli -- Encyclopaedia. Basquiat's books / Eleanor Nairne -- The screen. Screens, stereotypes, subjects / Jordana Moore Saggese -- Interview between Jean-Michel Basquiat, Geoff Dunlop and Sandy Nairne -- Chronology / Lotte Johnson.
Summary: Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO©. He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.
List(s) this item appears in: Black History Month 2020
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat's extraordinary breadth of influences, from graffiti to bebop jazz to Hollywood cinema, this exciting new survey charts his ground-breaking career. Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO(c). He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. Six thematic chapters offer new research, with essays from poet Christian Campbell on SAMO(c); curator Carlo McCormick on New York / New Wave; writer Glenn O'Brien on the downtown scene; academic Jordana Moore Saggese on Basquiat's relationship to film and television; and music scholar Francesco Martinelli on Basquiat's obsession with jazz. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today. 300 colour images

Catalog of an exhibition held at Barbican Art Gallery, September 21, 2017-January 28, 2018, and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, February 16-May 27, 2018.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 280-287) and index.

Boom, boom, boom for real / Dieter Buchhart -- The performance of Jean-Michel Basquiat / Eleanor Nairne -- Samo©. The shadows / Christian Campbell -- New York / New Wave. Exhibitionism / Carlo McCormick -- The scene. Samo©'s New York / Glenn O'Brien -- Jazz. Basquiat, Bird, beat and bop / Francesco Martinelli -- Encyclopaedia. Basquiat's books / Eleanor Nairne -- The screen. Screens, stereotypes, subjects / Jordana Moore Saggese -- Interview between Jean-Michel Basquiat, Geoff Dunlop and Sandy Nairne -- Chronology / Lotte Johnson.

Basquiat first came to prominence when he collaborated with Al Diaz to spray-paint enigmatic statements under the pseudonym SAMO©. He went on to work on collages, Xerox art, postcards, performances, and music before establishing his reputation as one of the most important painters of his generation. Accompanying a major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, this book opens with introductory essays from the curators, which place his practice in a wider art historical context and look at his career through the lens of performance. This insightful new survey also features extended captions, rare archival material, and extensive photography, demonstrating how Basquiat's legacy remains more powerful and relevant than ever today.

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