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Basquiat book in the works to feature unseen archives, art

Basquiat book in the works to feature unseen archives, art

Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is back -- despite dying in 1988 at age 27. On the first day it was open, more than 4,000 people turned out to see a show of his work at Gagosian Gallery in New York in February. His notebooks will be exhibited at Paris' Musee D'Art Moderne next year. And in January, Sotheby's auctioned some of his paintings; the one above, "Untitled (Pecho/Oreja)," sold for $10.6 million. And now a Basquiat book is being planned by former girlfriend Alexis Adler, who is now a biologist, that will feature a trove of materials she has held onto for years. Basquiat and Adler dated from 1979 to 1980 and lived together in an East Village apartment; the...

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