Warhol on Basquiat. Andy Warhol's Words and Pictures
ISBN: 3836525232
EAN13: 9783836525237
Language: English
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 12.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 5.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen

Warhol on Basquiat. Andy Warhol's Words and Pictures

Book Overview
Portraits of the Artists Jean-Michel Basquiat by Andy Warhol Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat's complex relationship captivated the art world then and now. At a time when Warhol was already world famous and the unofficial mayor of New York cool, Basquiat was a Downtown talent rising from the graffiti scene. Together, they forged an electrifying personal and professional partnership . At different ends of the avant-garde, the two artists inspired and adored each other, but such intensity inevitably sparked fierce rivalry, jealousy, and, ultimately, betrayal . As a prolific documentarian of his own world, Warhol the mentor extensively photographed his turbulent friendship with Basquiat, played against the backdrop of 1980s New York . Produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Jean-Michel Basquiat's estate , this book chronicles the duo's short but monumental friendship in hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of Basquiat and friends. Entries from the legendary Andy Warhol Diaries complement the shots in Andy's deadpan prose and selected collaborative artworks . A moving introduction by Paige Powell, close friend of Warhol and Basquiat's girlfriend, offers a firsthand account of their flawed friendship . Warhol on Basquiat reveals an artist on the cusp of breakout fame--troubled, but talented and ambitious--and a touching, intimate glimpse into the personal lives of two of modern art's brightest stars . He's afraid he's just going to be a flash in the pan and I told him not to worry. He wouldn't be. -- Andy Warhol on Basquiat, The Andy Warhol Diaries