Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Paintings 1981-1984", Exhibition Catalogue, Fruitmarket Gallery Scotland, RARE’, 1984, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
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"Paintings 1981-1984", Exhibition Catalogue, Fruitmarket Gallery Scotland, RARE, 1984

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11 × 8 in
27.9 × 20.3 cm
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"Paintings 1981-1984", Exhibition Catalogue, 1984, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh …

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Fruitmarket Gallery, Scotland
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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.

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"Paintings 1981-1984", Exhibition Catalogue, 1984, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh Scotland, 30 x 21cm, 48pp (although mostly printed recto only) plus pictorial covers. A rare early catalogue which reproduces 15 full colour, full page works after Basquiat and 1 b/w portrait of the painter. The wrappers have …

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Excellent- slight age toning to covers.
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Certificate of authenticity
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Not included
Publisher
Fruitmarket Gallery, Scotland
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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.

"Paintings 1981-1984", Exhibition Catalogue, Fruitmarket Gallery Scotland, RARE, 1984

Lithograph on paper
11 × 8 in
27.9 × 20.3 cm
.
$1,500
Ships from MIAMI, FL, US
Shipping: $20 domestic, $35 rest of world
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