Art Masters: Basquiat

Julian Voloj, Søren Glosimodt Mosdal


The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) would come to define the vibrant New York art scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Punk, jazz, graffiti, hip-hop: his work drew heavily on the cultural trappings of lower Manhattan, to which he fled—from Brooklyn—at the age of 15.
This stunning graphic novel captures the dramatic life and exhilarating times of this archetypal New York artist, covering everything from the SAMO graffiti project to his first solo show, from his relationship with Andy Warhol to the substance abuse that would cost him his life. Today, Basquiat’s influence can be seen not only in fine art but in fashion, design, and music.
Now, for the first time, his remarkable story is told in graphic novel form. This playful, authoritative biography shows Basquiat’s work to be more important, his themes more urgent, than ever before.

Creator Bio

Søren Glosimodt Mosdal is a Danish comics artist and newspaper illustrator. He is the author of numerous comic books and is a member of the Finnish Kuti Kuti comics association. Born in Nairobi, he now lives in Copenhagen.
Julian Voloj was born in Germany to Colombian parents. He’s the author of a number of graphic novels, including the critically acclaimed Ghetto Brother, which told the story of a historic gang truce that paved the way for hip-hop, and the upcoming Truth, Justice, and the American Dream: The Men Behind Superman. He lives with his wife and two sons in New York City.
Price £14.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 9 May 2019
Pages 120
Height 240mm
Width 170mm
Illustrations Full Colour
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781910593653