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Events | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Bibliography

A guide to accompany a book discussion of Basquiat: A Graphic Novel by Paolo Parisi


Further study

Clement, Jennifer. Widow Basquiat: A Love Story. New York: Broadway Books, 2014. 

Emmerling, Leonard.  Jean-Michel Basquiat: 1960-1988: The Explosive Force of the Streets. Koln: Taschen, 2016.

Hoban, Phoebe. Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art. New York: Viking, 1998. 

Kawachi, Taka.  King for a Decade: Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1997.

  • Dinand Visual Arts Wing N6608 .B276 A4 1997
  • Includes excerpts from The Andy Warhol Diaries 

Marshall, Richard.  Jean-Michel Basquiat.  New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992

  • Dinand Visual Arts Wing Oversize N6608 .B276 +A4 1992
  • Exhibition catalog.  Chronology at the end of the book presents readers with many photographs that served as inspiration for Parisi's drawings.

O'Brien, Glenn and Diego Cortez. Jean-Michel Basquiat 1981: The Studio of the Street. Milano: Charta, 2007.

Oliva, Achille Bonito. Jean-Michel Basquiat e gli American Graffiti. Milano: Abscondita, 2017.

Metcalf, Stephen. "The Enigma of the Man Behind the $110 Million Painting." The Atlantic, July/August 2018. (link)

Solomon, Tessa. "Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Enduring Fame: Why the ’80s Art Star Remains Relevant Now." ArtNews, 22 December 2020 (link)

Pinn, Anthony B. "'Why Can't I Be Both?': Jean-Michel Basquiat and Aesthetics of Black Bodies Reconstituted." Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 1(1) 2013.

Basquiat (1996) (preview)

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) (preview)

Downtown 81 (2000) (preview)

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) (preview)

Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2018) BBC Studios Production for PBS and BBC in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC (preview)