Further Reading about Basquiat
Angelou, Maya. Life Doesn't Frighten Me. Poems by Maya Angelou, paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Edited by Sara Jane Boyers. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993.
hooks, bell. "Altars of Sacrifice: Re-membering Basquiat" (review of the Whitney Museum of American Art's traveling exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat). Art in America 81 (June 1993), pp. 68-75+. Reprinted in bell hooks, Art on My Mind: Visual Politics (New York: New Press, 1995).
Jean-Michel Basquiat. Texts by Peter M. Brant, Jeffrey Deitch, Henry Geldzahler, Keith Haring, Ted Joans, Richard Marshall, Glenn O'Brien, Francesco Pellizzi, Herbert and Tony Shafrazi, Lenore Shorr, and Franklin Sirmans. New York: Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 1999.
Marshall, Richard, ed. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Essays by Dick Hebdige, Klaus Kertess, Richard Marshall, Rene Ricard, Greg Tate, and Robert Farris Tompson. Biographical Chronology by Franklin Sirmans. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1992.
Mayer, Marc, ed. Basquiat. Co-curated and with essays by Fred Hoffman, Kellie Jones, Marc Mayer, and Franklin Sirmans. New York and London: Brooklyn Museum in association with Merrell Publishers, 2005.
O'Brien, Glenn. New York Beat: Jean-Michel Basquiat in "Downtown 81." Text by Glenn O'Brien, photographs by Edo and Maripol. Tokyo: Petit Grand Publishing, 2001.
Young, Kevin. To Repel Ghosts: Five Sides in B Minor. South Royalton, Vt.: Zoland Books, 2001.
Basquiat. Freely adapted feature-film account of Basquiat's life. Miramax Films and Jon Kilik; a Peter Brant, Joseph Allen production; directed by Julian Schnabel. 106 minutes. Released 1996. Video edition distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2002.
Downtown 81 (New York Beat). Produced by Maripol, directed by Edo Bertoglio, written by Glenn O'Brien, cinematography by John McNulty. 75 minutes. Filmed 1980-81 under the working title "New York Beat," with Basquiat in the central role of the artist. Reconstruction released by Zeitgeist Films, 2000.