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Franklin Sirmans

Basquiat and the Bayou

Basquiat and the Bayou
$ 34.95| £ 27.50 (* recommended retail price)

This collection of paintings by the celebrated artist Jean-Michel Basquiat focuses on the deep psychological and spiritual terrain of the American South.

Born in Brooklyn to a Haitian father and Puerto-Rican mother, Jean-Michel Basquiat was deeply interested in Afro-Atlantic culture and he drew upon his heritage in many of his highly acclaimed paintings. This book looks closely—for the first time—at Basquiat’s southern-themed paintings. The paintings in this book are filled with references to the history and culture of the South, a place the artist visited sparingly. Insightful essays discuss the importance of Basquiat’s work in relation to a subject that occupied his attention throughout his career.

Hardcover, 112 pages, 23,0 x 28,5 cm, 58 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5404-0
US November 01, 2014
UK October 21, 2014
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Franklin Sirmans

Franklin Sirmans is the Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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