BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel. Jean-Michel Basquiat.

(New York, NY): Mary Boone / Michael Werner, 1984. First edition. Quarto. Unpaginated. Introductory poem for Basquiat by A.R. Penck. Exhibition catalogue for the first of Basquiat’s exhibitions at the Mary Boone Gallery, this held in cooperation with the Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, Zurich, May 5 – May 26, 1984. Catalogue illustrated throughout with examples of the artist’s work in the exhibition. Includes brief biography and bibliography, and a frontispiece photographic portrait of the artist by Lee Jaffe. This example has been signed by Basquiat, with the name “EDIE” beneath in red felt pen. The catalogue is in near fine condition and housed in a clamshell case imitating the catalogue, together with title-page and portrait, by Julie Nadot.


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