SelfMadeHero To Publish Biographical Graphic Novel Basquiat This May

by Olly MacNamee

A highly influential street artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat gets his own biographical graphic novel from SelfMadeHero this coming May 9th from Julian Voloj and Søren Glosimodt Mosda, simply entitled Basquiat.

Hugely influential, especially on street art and hip-hop, Jean-Michel Basquiat has become a legend since he emerged on the New York art scene in the 1980s, feted by Warhol and Bowie and dating Madonna. Since his untimely death at the age of 27, his global popularity has skyrocketed. Julian Voloj and Søren Mosdal create a vivid picture of Basquiat’s life and times, from the SAMO graffiti project to the development of the addiction that would cost him his life. This is the latest volume in SelfMadeHero’s acclaimed Art Masters series.

Here’s your first – albeit it quite brief – look at this forthcoming release.


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