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Reads August: Art Masters: Basquiat


Our monthly reading group, Reads, turns its eye this month to Art Masters: Basquiat, Julian Voloj & Søren Mosdal’s biography of iconic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, published in English by the good folks at Selfmadehero. Join us on the 14th August, 7-9pm for what will no doubt be a lively discussion!

The dazzling, provocative work of Jean-Michel Basquiat 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 the archetypal New York artist, covering everything from the SAMO graffiti project to his first solo show, from his early meetings with Andy Warhol to the development of the addiction that would cost him his life.

All are welcome, whether it’s your first time at Reads or your fiftieth. Just head along on Wednesday August 14th, 7-9pm. And of course in the lead-up to the event we’ll be selling the book with a 10% discount in-store and online, so grab your copy and get reading.

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