The complex relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat gripped the art world then and now. At a time when Warhol was already world-famous and the elder statesman of New York cool, Basquiat was an inner-city talent quickly emerging from the graffiti scene. Together they formed an exciting personal and professional partnership.
The iconic relationship between Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, told with photographs and words by Warhol
A prolific documentarian of his own world, Warhol photographed and wrote extensively about his friendship with Basquiat, all against the backdrop of downtown New York in the 1980s. It reveals not only the emotional depth of their relationship, but also its ambiguities, extremes and complexities.
This book, produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation and the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, chronicles the duo's relationship through hundreds of never-before-published photographs of Basquiat along with a dynamic cast of characters, from Madonna to Grace Jones, Keith Haring to Fela Kuti. The photographs are accompanied by notes from the legendary Andy Warhol Diaries, selected collaborative artworks and extensive ephemera. Moving, intimate and occasionally sardonic, Warhol on Basquiat offers a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of two of modern art's brightest stars.
Title: Warhol and Basquiat
Author: Michael Dayton Hermann
Size: 312 pages