A New York Times bestseller, this is the tragic story of the talented painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, detailing his turbulent childhood, explosive dealings with the elite art world, relationships with such figures as Andy Warhol and Madonna, and rise to fame, which led to his death from a drug overdose at the age of twenty-seven.
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'Compulsively readable ... Hoban's depiction of the glitzy 1980s art world is deadline accurate' --New York Times
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat was the Jimi Hendrix of the art world: in less than a decade he went from being a teenage graffiti writer to an international art star; he was dead of a drug overdose at age twenty-seven. Basquiat's brief career spanned the giddy '80s art boom and epitomized its outrageous excess, from its art dealers to its drug dealers, from its clubs to its galleries. A legend in his own lifetime, Basquiat became a fixture in the downtown scene and got involved with many of the period's most celebrated personalities, including Keith Hating, Andy Warhol, and Madonna.Phoebe Hoban's Basquiat, the first biography of this charismatic figure, charts the trajectory from artist's troubled childhood to his volatile passage through the art world of white dealers and nouveau-riche collectors. As much the portrait of an era as the portrait of an artist, Basquiat is an incisive expose of the eighties art market that paints a vivid picture of the rise and fall of the graffiti movement, theEast Village art scene, the avaricious dealers, and the out-of-control auction houses. Ten years after the artist's death, Basquiat resurrects both the painter and his time. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140236090
Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140236090
Book Description Penguin Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140236090
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801402360951.0