Jean-Michel BASQUIAT, the radiant child - Javaka Steptoe
Le Genevrier

Jean-Michel BASQUIAT, the radiant child - Javaka Steptoe

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In New York, in the Brooklyn of the 1960s, a little boy dreams of becoming a famous artist. A little later, this wild child, brilliant and radiant, will make himself a king...

Figure of the underground, Jean-Michel Basquiat, with his graffiti and his paintings, was propelled to the rank of celebrity and cultural monument in the 80s. Friend of other artists of the time, such Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, he embodied, better than anyone, the advent of Street Art, spontaneous and free, having the urban space as a playground and life-size creation.

The author:

Designer and illustrator, Javaka Steptoe is the son of an artist himself twice awarded Caldecott Honors. Winner of a renowned prize for his first book, He lives in Brooklyn, where Basquia lived The original edition of this album which he devoted to "the radiant child" obtained the Caldecott Medal 2017. especially for children from 7 years old, these pages constitute a magnificent introduction to contemporary urban art.

  • Publisher : Le Genévrier (March 22, 2018)
  • Language: French
  • Hardcover: 42 pages
  • ISBN-10: 2362900401
  • ISBN-13: 978-2362900402
  • Reading age: from 7 years old
  • Item Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 24 x 1.1 x 28cm