Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean-Michel Basquiat- December 1982", First Catalogue Published on Basquiat's Work, 1982, Galerie Delta Rotterdam, RARE’, 1982, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean-Michel Basquiat- December 1982", First Catalogue Published on Basquiat's Work, 1982, Galerie Delta Rotterdam, RARE’, 1982, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"jean-Michel Basquiat- December 1982", Galerie Delta Rotterdam, 1982, First edition, Square octavo. Exhibition catalogue published for the the exhibition at Galerie Delta, Rotterdam December 1982. This is the first catalogue ever published on Basquiat's work, it was his sixth one man show. The catalogue features five color plates, a photo of Basquiat, and a biographical text in Dutch by Hans Sonnenberg.

Condition: Excellent example(see pics).

Signature: not signed

Publisher: Galerie Delta Rotterdam, Germany

Luhring Augustine, NY

Galerie Delta Rotterdam, Germany

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