Santander: Fundacion Marcelino Botin, 2008. 1st ed. Staplebound Wraps. 35 p., photos, ilus., bibl., wrps. Very Good. Item #161815
Essays on the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the socio-cultural-artistic milieu of 70s-80s New York (Manhatten in particular). These decades, marked by urban decline and social marginalization, fostered a music, art and film scene often labeled "post-punk" and "no wave." It was under these signs that Basquiat's abstract street art, influenced by graffiti as much as by Pollock, took the US and international art world by storm; it is in this context that the included texts explore his oeuvre.