An expert’s guide to Jean-Michel Basquiat…

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[Many thanks to Veerle Poupeye (Critical.Caribbean.Art) for bringing this item to our attention.] “An expert’s guide to Jean-Michel Basquiat: four must-read books on the American artist” presents “All you ever wanted to know about Basquiat, from his best quotes to an ‘intimate insight’ from his family—selected by the curator Dieter Buchhart” for The Art Newspaper.

The American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat led a whirlwind existence, harnessing the urgency of street art and taking the 1980s New York art world by storm before his untimely death in 1988, aged just 27. Since then, his legend has grown while prices for his work have skyrocketed. He has been the subject of several major institutional shows recently, many of which have been curated by the Basquiat expertDieter Buchhart.The latest one,a look at Basquiat’s collaborations with Andy Warhol,opens at Paris’s Fondation Louis Vuitton this month. As well as recommending essays…

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