Book furnishes voyeuristic view into the two masters lives with hundreds of Warhols likeness and diary entries
A ” voyeuristic ” glimpse into the world of two of the late 20 th century’s greatest creators is to be revealed in a work that eventually brings to light some of the 130,000 photos that Andy Warhol took to record every aspect of his life.
More than 32 times after Warhol’s death, hundreds of his photographs are set to reveal the minutium of his relationship with fellow master Jean-Michel Basquiat, captivating many moments together- whether partying, going their fingernails painted, or even, for Basquiat, while in the depths of sadnes facing suicidal thoughts.
Andy Warhol was a pioneer in many ways, with his ideas about popping artistry, fame culture and originality as a business. But perhaps one field he is less recognised as being ahead of his time is his tendency to photograph his every moment.
Now, 32 years after the artist’s death, the thousands of his pictures, which discover the minutiae of his friendship with fellow artistJean-Michel Basquiat better than any modern social media feed, are to be published for the first time in a new journal.
Theirs was a complex relationship, which began in 1980 s New York. Warhol- with his depictions of movie stars, soup cans and Brillo-pad boxes- was already one of the world’s most famous creators, and Basquiat was a rising star from the graffiti scene. Warhol’s unexpected death in 1987 took its fee on Basquiat, who was found dead from a heroin overdose the following year, aged 27.