Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘“Jean-Michel Basquiat”, PAINTINGS, 1985, SIGNED, Edition 69/1000, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger’, 1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘“Jean-Michel Basquiat”, PAINTINGS, 1985, SIGNED, Edition 69/1000, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger’, 1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘“Jean-Michel Basquiat”, PAINTINGS, 1985, SIGNED, Edition 69/1000, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger’, 1985, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

“Jean-Michel Basquiat”, PAINTINGS, 1985, First Edition, Number 69 of 1000 copies signed by basquiat (Zurich, 1985). Full-page color reproductions, some folding. 4to, red cloth; dust jacket. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, January 19-February 16, 1985.

with--"LNAPRK." 5 color reproductions of works shown at Galerie Delta Rotterdam, December 1982. Small thin 8vo, wrappers. Rotterdam, 1982 * Jean Michel Basquiat. Paintings 1981-1984. 16 color reproductions shown in the traveling exhibition in Europe. Text in English by Mark Francis. 4to, wrappers. Edinburgh: The Fruitmarket Gallery, 1984.

Condition: Excellent

Signature: Signed and Numbered.

Publisher: Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Private Collection, Japan

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