In the world of modern art, perhaps no name evokes more intrigue and admiration than that of Jean-Michel Basquiat. This coffee table book, "King Pleasure," opens the doors to the life and work of this iconic artist as seen through the eyes of the people who knew him best: his family.
An unparalleled collection
"King Pleasure" is not just a book; it is a treasure chest that reveals a wealth of never-before-seen artworks by Basquiat. More than 200 paintings, drawings, etchings and other artifacts - many from the Estate's personal collection - are presented in their full glory. Showcasing the versatility of Basquiat's talent and his ability to integrate various cultural influences, these works are a testament to his undeniable contribution to art history.
The man behind the art
But who was Jean-Michel Basquiat really? This book dives deep into the various stages of his life. From his youth, in which the seeds of his artistic genius were already visible, to his meteoric rise on the art scene and his tragic, untimely death. Through intimate interviews with his closest family members, we gain a rare insight into the man behind the legendary works of art.
A lasting legacy
Basquiat's influence on the art world is undeniable. His ability to weave together music, the experiences of the black community, pop culture and other influences has left a lasting mark on the way we experience and interpret art. "King Pleasure" is not only a tribute to his work, but also a celebration of his life and the lasting impact he has had on generations of artists and art lovers.
About the compilers
The book is compiled by Basquiat's sisters, Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, along with Nora Fitzpatrick, the artist's stepmother. They are assisted by Ileen Gallagher, a renowned curator and producer with an impressive track record in the art world.
"King Pleasure" is more than a book; it is a journey through the life and mind of one of the most influential artists of our time. It invites the reader to dig deeper, look further and fully immerse themselves in the world of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Title: Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure
Author: Lisane Basquiat & Jeanine Heriveaux
Size: 202 x 276 x 36 mm
Size: 336 pages