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A luxurious, informative edition with wonderful photos, the eternal boy who would be 62 years old this year.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossroads

A rare and poignant compilation of photography and written anecdotes by American photographer and artist Lee Jaffe that captures his close friendship, collaboration, and travels with the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as they traversed Japan, Thailand, and Switzerland in 1983.
Lee Jaffe, a cross-disciplinary visual artist, musician, and poet, took photos of his friend, Jean-Michel Basquiat, when they traveled abroad in 1983. As a photographer, Jaffe had a connection to Basquiat, and their time spent together resulted in an archive of imagery that captured one of the art world’s true legends through an unfiltered and authentic lens.

Basquiat and Jaffe connected over reggae music at a mutual friend’s art show. It was the early 1980s in New York, when the art scene was raw, complicated, and thriving, and Jaffe cultivated strong connections with cultural figures such as Basquiat, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh. “For me, watching him [ Jean] paint reminded me of the times I would sit and play harmonica while Bob Marley, with his acoustic guitar, would be writing songs that were eventually to become classics,” Jaffe says. “With Jean and Bob, it seemed like they were channeling inspiration coming from an otherworldly place.” This beautiful volume presents snapshots of Basquiat: from the artist smiling on a bullet train to Kyoto and behind-the-scenes documentation of Basquiat creating artwork in St. Moritz, to poignant portraits that mirror his undeniable magnetism. These rare depictions of Basquiat come to life with Jaffe’s unforgettable experiences of their friendship, collaborations, and travels detailed in private written memories and anecdotes. This insightful and moving illustrated volume captures the soul of the unedited, ambitious, young artist during the height of his short yet unprecedented artistic career.



2003 ONE LOVE, Life with Bob Marley and the Wailers
by Lee Jaffe, Roger Steffens
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company;
1st edition (April 22, 2003)
1992 Cordially Yours, Lee Jaffe
by Rainer Crone and David Moos.
Publisher: Moderna Museet (1992)
1991 Groys, Boris, ”Lee Jaffe in Kalifornien”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 22, 1991
Marks, Ben, ”The Caged Passions of Lee Jaffe”
Artspace, March/April 1991
McKenna, Kristine, ”Ace is the Place for
Lee Jaffe’s Social Concerns”
Los Angeles Times, January1, 1991
Scarborough, James, ”Mr. Jaffe Walks The Walk”
Art Weeks, January31, 1991”
White , Garrett, ”Lee Jaffe”
Los Angeles Magazine, May 1991

1989 Castle, Frederick Ted, ”Shacks and Sanctums”
Art In America, May 1990
Spector, Nancy, ”Territory of Desire”
Contemporanea, Summer 1990
1989 Fehlau, Fred, ”Lee Jaffe at L.A. Louver”
Art Issues, January 1989
1987 Morgan, Stuart, ”Lee Jaffe’s Self-Portrait of Anyone”
Artscribe, May 1987
Watson, Gray, ”Lee Jaffe”
Flash Art, February/March 1987
1986 Bomb Magazine, Cover Lee Jaffe: Portrait of
Bonnie Spector
Winter 1986
Morgan, Stuart, ”Half-Light: The The Paintings and
Poetry of Lee Jaffe,”
Artscribe, September/October 1986
1985 Anonymous, ”Lee Jaffe”
Bomb Magazine, Winter 1985
Cooke, Lynne, ”Neo-Primitivism”
Artscribe March/April 1985
Falk, Jan Christer, ”Monumentalt