Warhol on Basquiat. An Iconic Relationship in Andy's Words and Pictures., Hardback Book

Warhol on Basquiat. An Iconic Relationship in Andy's Words and Pictures. Hardback

Edited by Michael Dayton Hermann, Reuel Golden


Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat's complex relationship captivated the art world then and now.

At a time when Warhol was already world famous and the elder statesman of New York cool, Basquiat was a Downtown talent rising rapidly from the graffiti scene.

Together, they forged an electrifying personal and professional partnership. At different ends of the avant-garde, the two artists inspired and adored each other, but such intensity inevitably sparked rivalry, jealousy, and, ultimately, betrayal.

As a prolific documentarian of his own world, Warhol the mentor extensively photographed and narrated his friendship with Basquiat, played against the backdrop of 1980s New York. Produced in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation and Jean-Michel Basquiat's estate, this book chronicles the duo's iconic relationship in hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of Basquiat and friends.

The shots are accompanied by entries from the legendary Andy Warhol Diaries, selected collaborative artworks, and extensive ephemera. Touching, intimate, and occasionally sardonic, Warhol on Basquiat is a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of two of modern art's brightest stars.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: Pop art
  • ISBN: 9783836525237



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