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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrated by: Luciano Lozano

Meet Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti street art movement pioneer.

Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight and recovering from an accident in bed, his mother gave him a copy of Gray's Anatomy, which sparked his interest in the human form. As a teenager, he gained recognition as part of the graffito duo SAMO that spray-painted cryptic messages and images around the landscape of Manhattan's Lower East Side. He eventually made his way to the New York gallery scene and on to international acclaim. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant artist's life.
 

Specs:

Format: Hardback, 32 pages

ISBN: US 9780711245808, UK 9780711245792

Size: 9.449in x 7.677in / 240mm x 195mm

Published: June 16, 2020

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Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.

Luciano Lozano

LUCIANO LOZANO is based in Barcelona. He collaborates regularly with newspapers and magazines and has illustrated many books for publishers all around the world.

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