Zurich: Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, 1985. Basquiat, Jean-Michael. First, Signed limited, artist's proof. hardcover. Near fine / Near fine. Item #2010101
FIRST EDITION. ARTIST'S PROOF COPY SIGNED BY JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. Signed and numbered 71/100 A.P. (artist's proof) on the verso of the title page. Illustrated with 12 full-page color reproductions (one a tri-fold) of Basquiat's work, color illustrated dust jacket, and beautiful black-and-white photographic portrait of Basquiat by Jeannette Montgomery. Published on the occasion of Basquiat's exhibition organized by the Bischofberger Gallery, from January 19 to February 16, 1985. One only 100 copies marked "Artist's Proof" and signed by Basquiat. Another 1,000 signed copies were publicized by the gallery, but even that edition is extremely rare on the market and it is generally understood that a number much smaller than 1000 were actually produced and signed by Basquiat. Quarto (12 x 10.5 inches), original cloth, original illustrated dust jacket. Near fine condition.