Heerlen, NL: Schunck, 2019.
Published to accompany an exhibition at Schunk, Heerlen, this volume approaches the figure of Jean-Michel Basquiat not as the darling of the mid-1980s New York art scene, but as a young artist oscillating between the street and the museum, and who quickly becomes an emerging icon. His transition from graffiti artist to world-famous painter is now legendary, yet his social and artistic context mirrors the post-industrial character of the city of Heerlen, the vacancies and drug problems that followed the region s economic downturn in the 1980s and 90s. Special attention is given to the Times Square Show , which was a breakthrough exhibition for Basquiat and his contemporaries. Item #25310