Jean-Michel Basquiat upturned every aesthetic convention and became a living legend, hailed as a rock star of the art world and sought by collectors worldwide. He expressed and defined his role in the vast and frenzied world of New York's multi-ethnic urban culture in a dazzling and idiosyncratic way. A young rebel, he was able to integrate Afro-American culture, pop culture and the history of jazz by means of an extraordinary visual language. His legacy is a vast body of work with its diversity of themes, materials and quality of painting. This book brings together 110 works, including examples of his collaboration with Warhol and Clemente and interviews with Isabelle Graw and Henry Geldzahler.