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Basquiat and the Bayou

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$ 34.95* | £ 27.50
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7913-5404-0

Date of publication:
US November 01, 2014
UK October 21, 2014
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This collection of paintings by the celebrated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat focuses on the deep psychological and spiritual terrain of the American South.

Born in Brooklyn to a Haitian father and Puerto-Rican mother, Jean-Michel Basquiat was deeply interested in Afro-Atlantic culture and he drew upon his heritage in many of his highly acclaimed paintings. This book looks closely—for the first time—at Basquiat’s southern-themed paintings. The paintings in this book are filled with references to the history and culture of the South, a place the artist visited sparingly. Insightful essays discuss the importance of Basquiat’s work in relation to a subject that occupied his attention throughout his career.

Franklin Sirmans (Author)

Franklin Sirmans is the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

With contributions from Robert Farris Thompson, Robert O'Meally

Hardcover, 112 pages, 23,0 x 28,5 cm, 58 color illustrations

ISBN: 978-3-7913-5404-0

$ 34.95* | £ 27.50 (* recommended retail price)

Publishing House: Prestel

Date of publication:
US November 01, 2014
UK October 21, 2014

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