Join us for the 11th Stoddard Art Lecture, when guest lecturer Professor Jordana Moore Saggese, internationally recognized expert on the work of painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, will speak about his life and work through the lens of her most recently published book, The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader.
The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader is the first comprehensive sourcebook on the artist, closing gaps that have until now limited the sustained study and definitive archiving of his work and its impact. Professor Saggese will discuss her book, the result of more than two decades of work on this iconic American artist.
Eight years after his first exhibition, Basquiat was dead, but his popularity has only grown. Through a combination of interviews with the artist, criticism from the artist's lifetime and immediately after, previously unpublished research by the author, and a selection of the most important critical essays on the artist's work, this collection provides a full picture of the artist's views on art and culture, his working process, and the critical significance of his work both then and now.