Item nr. 171947 BASQUIAT: The Modena Paintings. Iris Hasler.
BASQUIAT, JEAN-MICHEL

BASQUIAT: The Modena Paintings

Hasler, Iris (ed). BASQUIAT: The Modena Paintings. 126 pages, including 38 color plates. Folio, cloth. Berlin, Hatje Cantz, 2023.

This catalog focuses on eight paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat made in the summer of 1982, when he traveled to Modena, Italy, for one of his first solo exhibitions in Europe at the gallery of Emilio Mazzoli. Within the span of just a few days, Basquiat painted a group of large-format paintings that surpassed his previous work in both scale and method. The conception and occasion of the exhibition ultimately proved fraught, and instead of conceding to pressure and expectations, Basquiat canceled the show. The paintings-including masterpieces that today are considered pivotal and among the most outstanding of his oeuvre-have never been shown together. This catalog revisits this crucial moment of Basquiat's career and reunites them for the first time.

Item nr. 171947
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