México: Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes; Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, CONACULTA; Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, INBA, 2004. b/w and color plates, ports., facs., cat., bio/chron., color pict. fldg. wrps. Item #80282
First exhibition of Basquiat (b. United States 1960-1988) in Mexico, presenting a collection of large format paintings created around his main obsessions: money, racism and death. The hermetic and aggressive symbolism of Basquiat art, his affiliation with the pop culture and his Hispanic and African heritage, a Caribbean mixture resulting from his Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother, made him a leading representative of 20th century American painting. The catalogue includes a detailed biography of the artist.