A collection of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat , known as one of the most important American artists of the 1980s .
As a member of the graffiti group SAMO, which was active in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the late 1970s, and as a painter known for his neo-expressionist style, he was active in the New York art scene. Throughout his career, he has creatively explored the interplay of words and images.
Between 1980 and 1987, the artist wrote drawings and handwritten texts in many notebooks.
In this book, the contents of the precious eight notebooks are reproduced for the first time.
It contains images and words that recur in his paintings and other works, with iconic drawings such as crowns, teepees, and hatched hearts, as well as culture, race, class, and life in New York. Contains themed handwritten texts.
Like many of his other works, he demonstrates a deep interest in the ephemeral in comics, street, pop art, hip-hop, politics and urban life. You can also get a glimpse of the creative process of the artist, one of the most creative beings in the contemporary American art world.
This work was selected as one of the 2015 "Top Ten Art Books to Read during Thanksgiving" planned by "artnet".