PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in. / 288 pgs / 100 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
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PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775753319 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $86.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

New York, NY
Nahmad Contemporary, 04/05/22–06/11/22

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HATJE CANTZ

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood

The first book on Basquiat's ingenious uses of found objects and unconventional materials

Bringing together a range of unconventional painted supports and found-object sculptures, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood provides an innovative, in-depth look into the artist’s sculptural practice. In addition to painting and drawing on everything within his domestic spaces—refrigerators, chairs, cabinets—Basquiat made use of discarded windows and doors, mirrors, wood boards and subway tiles in his earliest creations. In a 1985 interview with Becky Johnston and Tamra Davis, he explained: “The first paintings I made were on windows I found on the street. And I used the window shape as a frame, and I just put the painting on the glass part and on doors I found on the street.”
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood borrows its title from the influential 1967 essay by renowned art historian Michael Fried, who critiqued Minimalism for its dogmatic separation between “art” and “object,” arguing that its presentation of isolated objects as art was theatrics rather than a true art, which for Fried implied the unity of art and object. Invoking Fried’s stance, this book invites viewers to consider the debate on art and objecthood as a lens through which to consider Basquiat’s uses of objects. The book also demonstrates the extent to which these uses reveal his dedication to the struggle against social inequality and his profound engagement with the politics of race in the US.


PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Times

Will Heinrich

An extraordinary trove of paintings Basquiat made on doors, windows and a refrigerator.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood

STATUS: Forthcoming | 12/20/2022

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Jean-Michel Basquiat

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876242649
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 7/12/2005
Active | Out of stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Art and Objecthood

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: ART AND OBJECTHOOD

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775753319
USD $65.00
| CAN $86

Pub Date: 12/20/2022
Forthcoming


Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

WRITING THE FUTURE: BASQUIAT AND THE HIP-HOP GENERATION

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468713
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 5/5/2020
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Remix

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: REMIX

ACTES SUD/COLLECTION LAMBERT

ISBN: 9782330126308
USD $33.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
Active | In stock


Basquiat's "Defacement"

BASQUIAT'S "DEFACEMENT"

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892075485
USD $29.95
| CAN $39.95 UK £ 24.95

Pub Date: 7/23/2019
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat: Xerox

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: XEROX

HATJE CANTZ/NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY

ISBN: 9783775745857
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 10/8/2019
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Basquiat

JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775725934
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
Active | In stock