First EditionBASQUIAT, Jean-Michel. Portraits 45 Plates. Zurich: Edition Gallery Bruno Bischofberger/Art Books International Ltd, 1996. First edition, softcover. 60 leaves. Octavo, approximately 7” x 5” inches. Text by Italian painter Francesco Clemente. Very rare, limited edition of Basquiat’s portrait series. All plates were made with markers by Jean Michel Basquiat between 1983 and 1984 and were the exclusive property of Andy Warhol. Includes "Portraits" of Man Ray, Warhol, Clemente, Nevelson, Poons, De Kooning, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Picabia, Delauney, Ernst, Michelangelo, Grandma Moses!, Dali, Kline, Dine, Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Twombly, Stella, Oldenburg, Andrew Wyeth, Nam June Paik, Schnabel, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura 2000, Alfred Hitchcock, Walt Disney, Rocky Marciano, the Hawaiian Islands and many others. Inscribed to former owner by the art dealer Diego Cortez. Small stains on verso board. Otherwise near-fine condition of Basquiat’s playful, intimate portraits of the art world’s greats, by one of their own. Rare.