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Guggenheim Museum Publications

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Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 168 pgs / 60 color.

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Catalog: MID SUMMER 2019 p. 2   

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Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story

Text by Chaédria LaBouvier, Nancy Spector, J. Faith Almiron.

Jean-Michel Basquiat painted Defacement (The Death of Michael Stewart) on the wall of Keith Haring’s studio in 1983 to commemorate the death of a young black artist, who died from injuries sustained while in police custody after being arrested for allegedly tagging a New York City subway station. Defacement is the starting point for the present volume, which focuses on Basquiat’s response to anti-black racism and police brutality. Basquiat’s “Defacement” explores this chapter in the artist’s career through both the lens of his identity and the Lower East Side as a nexus of activism in the early 1980s, an era marked by the rise of the art market, the AIDS crisis and ongoing racial tensions in the city.
Texts by Chaédria LaBouvier, Nancy Spector and J. Faith Almiron are supplemented by commentary from artists and activists who were part of this episode in New York City’s history, which parallels today’s urgent conversations about state-sanctioned racism. Basquiat’s painting is contextualized by ephemera related to Stewart’s death, including newspaper clippings and protest posters, samples of artwork from Stewart’s estate and work made by other artists in response to Stewart’s death and the subsequent trial, including pieces by Haring, Andy Warhol, David Hammons, George Condo and Lyle Ashton Harris.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–88) first rose to prominence creating graffiti on New York City streets with the tag SAMO© in the late 1970s, and entered the art world at its early 1980s intersection with street art, hip hop and punk. His graffiti-inflected, symbolism-laden neo-expressionist paintings swiftly brought him art world acclaim, which the artist both courted and found oppressive, in a prolific but tragically truncated career of under a decade.


Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: XEROX

Edited with text by Dieter Buchhart. Text by Christopher Stackhouse, Eric Robertson.

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ISBN: 9783775745857
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Pub Date: 9/17/19
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Basquiat's "Defacement": The Untold Story

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT": THE UNTOLD STORY

Text by Chaédria LaBouvier, Nancy Spector, J. Faith Almiron.

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Forthcoming



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