In the early 1980s, graffiti began to transition from New York City walls and subway trains onto canvas and into art galleries. Basquiat became the galvanising frontrunner of this transformational and insurgent movement in contemporary American art, which resulted in an unprecedented fusion of creative energies that defied long-standing racial divisions. This title, published to accompany a major exhibition, contextualises Basquiat’s work in relation to his peers associated with hip-hop culture.
ISBN 9780878468713. MFA Publications. hb. 200 pages. 200 colour ills. 25 x 27 cm.