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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Graffiti artist... The Greatful Dead...

Item # 694284

November 14, 1989

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 14, 1989 

* Jean-Michel Basquiat
* The Grateful Dead

The front page has: "Flyboy in the Buttermilk - The Crisis of the Black Artist in White America", which is an article featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, SAMO Graffiti artist, which continues on pages 31-33. The background of the cover is a sample of his artwork. The inside article has: "NOBODY LOVES A GENIUS CHILD" by Greg Tate, which includes the subhead: "Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lonesome Flyboy in the '80s Art Boom Buttermilk", and has a photo of Basquiat.
Another article, "Forever Dead" by Joe Del Priore, features The Grateful Dead, includes a large photo on page 3, and continues on page 101 with an interesting illustration of the band and considerable text. See images for details.

Complete in 192 pages, a strong mid-fold and a couple of minor margin tears (typical), a mend an archival mend to the reverse side of the front page, but in overall nice condition.

Provenance: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.

Background: The Village Voice was an American counterculture newspaper known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse - a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history. It is quite common to find great political cartoons, satirical cartoons and articles, thought-provoking editorials, and ads and reviews for both concerts and theater productions - both on and off Broadway. Many iconic writers and musicians credit their appearance in The Village Voice for at least a portion of their success.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. If purchasing, please do so with discretion.

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Category: The 20th Century