Back in April, we covered the Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks exhibition currently at the Brooklyn Museum up until 23rd. If you miss out on the exhibit though, Princeton University Press and editor Larry Walsh have you covered, releasing a reproduction notebook of the art called The Notebook.
Brooklyn-born Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) was one of the most important artists of the 1980s. A key figure in the New York art scene, he inventively explored the interplay between words and images throughout his career, first as a member of SAMO, a graffiti group active on the Lower East Side in the late 1970s, and then as a painter acclaimed for his unmistakable Neoexpressionist style. From 1980 to 1987, he filled numerous working notebooks with drawings and handwritten texts. This facsimile edition reproduces the pages of eight of these fascinating and rarely seen notebooks for the first time
The Notebooks is currently the #1 New Release in Graffiti and Street Art on Amazon.
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