Paris Review, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Issue 87, Spring 1983


From portfolio by Jean-Michel Basquiat
From portfolio by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Perfect-bound, 256 pages, 5″ x 8.5″. Spine cracked in one place.

Featuring ten-page portfolio, “Tuxedo,” by Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Additional art by Louisa Chase and William Wegman.

Interviews with Heinrich Böll, Guillermo Cabrera Infante. Feature by Timothy Tung, “Literary Happenings, China—2.” Fiction by James Baker Hall, Joyce Carol Oates, Roger Salloch, Paul West. Poetry by Stephen Ajay, Stanislaw Baranczak, Tory Dent, Jonathan Griffin, Siri Hustvedt, Lawrence Joseph, Thomas Lux, Czeslaw Milosz, Liam Rector, C.K. Williams.

Cover: Lousia Chase, “Cavern,” 1983.
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