Basquiat: Writing the Future | MFA Publications

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Published to accompany a major exhibition presented at the MFA Boston between 2020 and 2021, Basquiat: Writing the Future identifies the artist as the frontrunner of a new and energetic movement that emerged in New York in the 1980s, propelling graffiti into the realm of high art. Edited by Liz Munsell and Greg Tate, the book also features contributions by J. Faith Almiron, Dakota DeVos, Hua Hsu, and Carlo McCormick.

  • Hardcover
  • 25 x 27 cm
  • 200 pages
  • full colour illustrations

Meet Jean-Michel Basquiat Lauded today as one of the most significant artists of the 20th Century, Basquiat first achieved fame as part of the graffiti duo SAMO in Lower-East-Side Manhattan in the late 1970s. A pivotal figure of the American Neo-Expressionist movement, Basquiat is widely recognised for his highly original, graffiti-inspired works that fuse poetry, drawing, and painting and serve as social commentaries on race, class, and power.