Inside the Mind of Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Jean-Michel Basquiat was a bold, revolutionary who turned the art world upside down with his provocative art work. Although he died young, he left behind a remarkable legacy that has transcended nearly three decades of artists and designers.

A compilation of some of his writing and sketches can be found in a notebook publication edited by Larry Warsh.

Basquiat-7Basquiat-2“With words and images rendered in ink, markers, paint, and oil sicks, the notebooks are where Jean-Michel clarified his voice in a highly visual way. For him, the books were a separate practice, distinct from the work he did on the street or in the studio. Their value was in the creative process they facilitated, as well as in their status as objects of works of art in their own right. They captured the essence of his mind, what he was thinking in the moment.”

— Larry Warsh 


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