Penguin Random House, Inc.
Published to accompany an exhibition, this is the first book on the Schorr collection of Basquiat's works on paper. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York’s art scene; he was 27 when he died of a heroin overdose. A friend of Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, the always-controversial Basquiat is now recognized as a major contemporary painter. The collection of Herbert and Lenore Schorr demonstrates the focus and ambition that the artist invested in the medium of drawing.