While the New York artist Basquiat disappeared 30 years ago, a new and original shooting has just been found.
The photographer Yutaka Sakano, who created these photos, orchestrated this session during Basquiat’s first visit to Japan. Intended for Danse, a fashion magazine of the 80s, the artist is found in a cowboy style composed of pieces by Issey Miyake, one of the major Japanese designers as well as Yohji Yamamoto or Rei Kawakubo. A complicity emerges through these images, although the two men did not speak the same language at all. Basquiat’s candid and playful side makes him touching, all the more so when you know his unfortunate fate.
This new shooting of Basquiat is to be found below. Let us recall that the retrospective of his work is still on display at the Louis Vuitton Foundation until January 14, 2019.