Jean-Michel Basquait died on this day, twenty-seven years ago today (has it really been that long?) [– thirty years ago now! – wow! – 2018!]
Recently up (2015) at Brooklyn Museum a selection from Basquiat’s Notebooks
Don’t miss on Hyperallergic – Megan Liberty – “An Intimate Reading of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s poetry“.
Here‘s the ever-perceptive Luc Sante on Basquiat’s Notebooks – in the New York Times
“Five Fish Species”, Basquait’s hommage to his hero, William S Burroughs came up for auction at Sotherby’s a couple of years ago, and can be seen in reproduction here:
2018 addenda – respect for and interest in Basquiat continues to grow unabated – Check out this trailer for Sara Driver’s Boom For Real – The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
More on that movie (an interview with Sara Driver) – here