FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT.
Signed by Basquiat and numbered (“247/1000”) in blue ink on the verso of title page, facing a spectacular photograph of Basquiat taken in 1982 by James van der Zee. Illustrated with 32 colored plates and spectacular color dust jacket.
The illustrations are of drawings created in New York and during travels abroad during the winter of 1982/83.
Although the book is numbered as one of 1000 copies, it is extremely rare on the market and it is generally understood that a number much smaller than 1000 were produced and signed by Basquiat.
Zurich: Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger; New York: Mary Boone Gallery; 1985. Oblong quarto (14x10.5 in), original cloth, original dust jacket. Cloth near-fine with only a few small spots of wear; dust jacket in outstanding condition with a hint of edgewear and a small closed tear repaired on verso. A beautiful copy. RARE.
Price: $8,000 .