Edited by Gianni Mercurio. Texts by Glenn O'Brien, Annette Lagler, Demetrio Paparoni ang Gaia Regazzoni.
Milan. Skira. 2006. First edition. Illustrated cushioned-hardback. 322 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 310 x 310mm (12¼ x 12¼"). 3kg. 9788876249273. Italian and English. Very good; a small 2cm closed tear to paper on front board on base of hinge; rubbing to lower forecorners; light wear along lower edge of rear board; small bookseller's stickers to rear cover; internally excellent, with no inscriptions.
The scarce, scholarly catalogue for the exhibition 'The Jean-Michel Basquiat Show' created for the Milan Triennale. Essays explore Basquiat's life, his interest in Jazz and the symbols that he uses in his work. Polaroids by Maripol capture the artist and his circle in downtown New York - Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry, Madonna, Keith Haring, Jerry Hall. His paintings and works on paper are generously illustrated with full-page plates. The book concludes with a biography, exhibition history and bibliography.