Basquiat Drawings His early celebrity (he came to prominence in the late '70s before he was 20) and his early death (from a drug overdose in 1988… Art/Fine Art Coffee Table Nonfiction Bulfinch
Book Review

Basquiat Drawings (1991)

Details Writer: John Cheim; Genres: Art/Fine Art, Coffee Table, Nonfiction; Publisher: Bulfinch

His early celebrity (he came to prominence in the late '70s before he was 20) and his early death (from a drug overdose in 1988 when he was 27) will always threaten to overshadow Jean Michel Basquiat's art. The energetic, maniacal drawings reproduced in Basquiat Drawings display a talent eager to encompass all of culture — from wall art to Alexander Pope — in the blink of an eye. A

Originally posted Aug 30, 1991 Published in issue #81 Aug 30, 1991 Order article reprints