[Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) - photographed by Allen Ginsberg, December 20, 1987 - c. The Estate of Allen Ginsberg]
Jean-Michel Basquait died on this day, twenty-seven years ago today (has it really been that long?)
Currently up at Brooklyn Museum a selection from Basquiat's Notebooks
From this past June on Hyperallergic - Megan Liberty - "An Intimate Reading of Jean-Michel Basquiat's poetry".
Here's the ever-perceptive Luc Sante on Basquiat's Notebooks - in the New York Times
Rene Ricard's groundbreaking December 1981 article (on Basquait and Keith Haring) in Artforum - "The Radiant Child" can be found here
"Five Fish Species", Basquait's hommage to his hero, William S Burroughs came up for auction at Sotherby's a couple of years ago, and can be seen in reproduction here:
[Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willam Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg - Photos by Victor Bockris]