Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"TWO CENTS", 1995, Exhibition catalogue, The Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College,’, 1995, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"TWO CENTS", 1995, Exhibition catalogue, The Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College,’, 1995, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"TWO CENTS", exhibition catalogue, 1995, The Centre Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus Miami, Elizabeth Alexander, Amy Cappellazzo, John Yau and Kevin Young, Miami.
Softcover, 51 pp., b/w & color illus. throughout.

Condition:
Fine- slight tone aging.

Signature: Not signed

Publisher: Miami-Dade Community College, Miami

Private Collection, NY

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York