Step into the captivating world of 1980s New York City with JMB, an exclusive limited edition book that showcases never-before-seen photographs of iconic artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. Brought to life by celebrated photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron and featuring a heartfelt essay by Francesco Clemente, this 64-page collector’s edition is a must-have for art enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and anyone who appreciates the transformative power of underground culture.
The Allure of JMB
Bound in an elegant teal blue hardback cover with ebony de-bossed foiled titles, JMB is a treasure trove of intimate moments captured by Jeannette Montgomery Barron during two pivotal years in Basquiat’s career. At a price of £45, this limited edition book offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history and immerse yourself in the creative energy that defined a generation.
A Journey Through Time and Art
In 1984, art dealer Bruno Bischofberger invited Jeannette to photograph a young Jean-Michel Basquiat at his Great Jones Street studio in NYC. With minimal props – a birdcage, a chair, and an unfinished painting – Jeannette shot three rolls of 120 film, resulting in 36 mesmerizing images. A year later, she returned to capture Basquiat and Warhol during their legendary painting collaboration at The Factory, documenting 36 additional frames.
The Legacy Unveiled
JMB unveils the complete sittings from both 1984 and 1985, including six contact sheets with 24 large format images and a never-before-seen artwork by Basquiat himself. This rare collection offers a candid glimpse into Basquiat’s enigmatic world at the height of his success, while also providing a visual commentary on the vibrant underground culture of 1980s New York City.
An Era of Unforgettable Icons
JMB pays homage to an unforgettable era when the fearless and creative converged in downtown NYC, forever altering the cultural landscape. This collection is part of a remarkable compendium of portraits shot by Jeannette, featuring renowned personalities from the music, film, art, writing, fashion, publishing, acting, modeling, and photography worlds. Together, they defied convention, forged their own paths, and left an indelible mark on history.
Celebrate the spirit of the 1980s and the icons who shaped a generation with JMB, a one-of-a-kind collector’s edition that transports you into the heart of New York City’s underground scene. Secure your signed copy of this extraordinary publication today and immerse yourself in the captivating stories and images that defined an era.