Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, Illustrated by Paolo Parisi


“Loving the shit out of Black culture, Italian illustrator Paolo Parisi is paying homage to some of the most prolific Black artists of the 20th century with a series of graphic novels. Inspired totally by Basquiat’s own aesthetic, the graphic novel is depicted through the use of primary and secondary colors – a favorite of JMB’s and his contemporaries at the time.” Afropunk

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…a beautifully illustrated hardcover book… Inside you’ll find the story of Basquiat’s life relayed in a quick–to–read, visually dazzling fashion. –

Cool, talented, and transgressive, Jean–Michel Basquiat’s life is just as fascinating as the work he produced. Delve into 1980s New York as this vivid graphic novel takes you on Basquiat’s journey from street–art legend SAMO to international art–scene darling, up until his sudden death. Told through cinematic scenes, this is Basquiat as seen through the eyes of those who knew him, including his father, Suzanne Mallouk, Larry Gagosian, and, most importantly, the man himself. Basquiat is a moving depiction of a troubled artist’s life for those interested in both the art and the man who made it.

Basquiat: A Graphic Novel, Illustrated by Paolo Parisi
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