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Basquiat (Taschen Basic Art Series) [Hardcover]

Leonhard Emmerling
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25 Mar 2011 Taschen Basic Art Series
This title is about one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. Every book in TASCHEN's "Basic Art Series" features: a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist; approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions; and a concise biography.

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH (25 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836527146
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836527149
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 24.5 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leonhard Emmerling received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg for a thesis entitled "Kunsttheorie Jean Dubuffets.' Since 2002 he has been working as an author and contemporary art exhibition curator in Berlin, Kaiserslautern, Krefeld and Ludwigsburg, Germany. He is currently director of St Paul Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, and curator of the New Zealand pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2009. His previous publications include TASCHEN's Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Value 27 Jan 2013
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This book is a great introduction to Jean-Michel Basquiat, or, even if one is already familiar with his work and his career it is still a recommended purchase on account of the very good colour reproductions of many paintings/sketches/photos from his short but eventful career.
The biography is not overly in-depth, it does cover all the main events of his life and it is very well written, it does not talk down to the reader.
I would highly recommend this book, Taschen are becoming a favourite publisher of mine with the basic art series.
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Beautiful! Really well put together. Great selection of works and colour reproduction is really clear. Interesting and authoratative commentary/notes. Very good value indeed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Husband's Christmas present 17 Jan 2014
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Who is a designer and artist, requested this to the Secret Santa. He has exclaimed many times since receiving this book that is is one of the greatest books on his shelf and is very helpful to his art plans - can't say better than that!
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5.0 out of 5 stars as a lover of basquait i loved it 13 Jan 2014
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i love it well worth its money and ideal for a basquiat lover , has relevent information about the artist and nice pictures to admire
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