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Robert Herman
SAMO IS DEAD Rare Basquiat Photo 1981 (Jean-Michel Basquiat)

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Throughout 1979, 1980 & 1981, Basquiat took to the neighborhoods of Soho and wrote SAMO IS DEAD - this to mark the end of his identity as a street artist. This historic photo by Robert Herman captures a pivotal time in the artist's history - one in which Basquiat would begin his meteoric rise to art world fame. SAMO IS DEAD, 1981 is a selection from Herman's acclaimed 2013 monograph, "The New Yorkers" - Herman's astounding collection of photographs which immortalize the transformation of Soho, Little Italy, Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side from late 1970's on. C Print on Kodak Endura 18 x 27 inches (border 2 inches) Hand signed on the verso in ink, from an edition of 10 Provenance: Obtained directly from artist Accompanied by a signed copy of "The New Yorkers" More On the Artist Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70's. His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his New York Times & Lens Culture featured monograph: 'The New Yorkers.' Robert's work is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. In 2011, images from The New Yorkers were exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum. Most recently, his solo exhibition "A Waking Dream," was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Colombia. Robert's second featured book 'The Phone Book' was released by Schiffer Books in the Fall of 2015 and was recently awarded a feature article as part of the New York Times' Metro Section. Related Categories Keith Haring. Graffiti. Downtown 81. Basquiat Man Made. Street Art.

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  • Dimensions
    H 27 in. x W 18 in. x D 0.1 in.H 68.58 cm x W 45.72 cm x D 2.54 mm
  • Gallery Location
    NEW YORK, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU35435511452
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