Book offers voyeuristic glimpse into the two artists lives with hundreds of Warhols images and diary entries
A voyeuristic glimpse into the world of two of the late 20th centurys greatest artists is to be revealed in a book that finally brings to light some of the 130,000 photographs that Andy Warhol took to document every aspect of his life.
More than 32 years after Warhols death, hundreds of his photographs are set to reveal the minutiae of his friendship with fellow artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, capturing many moments together whether partying, getting their nails painted, or even, for Basquiat, while in the depths of depression facing suicidal thoughts.
Andy Warhol was a pioneer in many ways, with his ideas about pop art, celebrity culture and creativity as a business. But perhaps one area he is less recognised as being ahead of his time is his tendency to photograph his every moment.
Now, 32 years after the artists death, hundreds of his photographs, which reveal the minutiae of his friendship with fellow artist Jean-Michel Basquiat better than any modern social media feed, are to be published for the first time in a new book.
Theirs was a complex relationship, which began in 1980s New York. Warhol with his depictions of movie stars, soup cans and Brillo-pad boxes was already one of the worlds most famous artists, and Basquiat was a rising star from the graffiti scene. Warhols unexpected death in 1987 took its toll on Basquiat, who was found dead from a heroin overdose the following year, aged 27.