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Jean Michel Basquiat

Jocelyn Josef and Her Original Genre, Squarism

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 07.20.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Her positivity could be a result of a childhood spent roaming around Hawaiian islands. It could be a culmination of a post college, mind-altering, backpacking trip through Europe and the immediate triumph of the harsh corporate world following.

From the Streets of NY, to Main Street SM, FLOrE and Westgard Take On LA!

Kathy Leonardo | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts
Kathy Leonardo

New York street artists FLOrE and Westgard share the spotlight in a two-person exhibition titled "CALIFORNIA Dreaming."

Street Artists Design An Old School Arcade Inspired By Brooklyn

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

FAILE may be a religious experience this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, but only one of the hallowed installations is called "Temple." The seedier, more dimly lit venue will surely have the larger number of congregants by far, bless their sacred hearts.

New York Closes Caribbean-American Heritage Month at the Brooklyn Museum with PAN!

Jessica Joseph | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Jessica Joseph

The Brooklyn Museum is hosting the CaribBEING's Heritage Film Series produced by Shelley Worrell as part of New York's observation of Caribbean Heritage Month. On closing night, on Sunday, June 28 2015, the critically claimed musical documentary, PAN! Our Music Odyssey will make its grand premiere, at 2 pm.

Streets Invited to the Table for Artists Ball at Brooklyn Museum

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Five years into it, The Brooklyn Artists Ball has become a glittering spectacle that speaks to the traditional, the contemporary and the beat on the street.

Are Basquiat's Brooklyn Notebooks and Kahlo's Painful Detroit Experience of Any Artistic Value?

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 06.07.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

I believe that Diego Rivera's and Frida Kahlo's frescoes, currently at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Jean Michel Basquiat; The Unknown Notebooks, currently at the Brooklyn Museum since last Friday, are examples of a curatorial trend in which the life of the artists is transformed into the source of artistic value of the art displayed.

Is Basquiat's 'The Unknown Notebooks' Art?

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works isn't just someone's brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist's thoughtful 'scribbles' into some artistic sense of expression.

Take A Look Inside 160 Pages Of Basquiat's Personal Diaries

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.01.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

As lines continue to blur in fields of art and technology (and everything else) it is easier to see street art as an online/on-street diary -- a forum...

Meet the Warholas: Andy Warhol's Family Set to Claim Their 15 Minutes With New Documentary

Christian Josi | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
Christian Josi

Last week when I read that a relative of the late Andy Warhol was venturing to make Uncle Andy, a documentary about him "from the family's perspective," my imagination was immediately captured.

The Cultural Evolution of Art and the Net

Blair Schulman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Having opened the window to everyone, art and the internet has evolved from the side of a building or a subway car to land on our desktops and smartphones. We can carry aesthetics, creativity and ideology with us everywhere.

This Is What It Would Be Like To Be Basquiat's Lover (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts

Note: This post contains frontal nudity and may not be suitable for work. It's hard to imagine a more talented, passionate and mercurial lover -- ...

Holiday Reads: 10 Recent Books on Art and Culture

John Seed | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Each writer I know offers an open door into their extended world, full of their most treasured ideas and images. Writers share what they find most valuable. In that spirit, I'm sharing 10 great books with you and paying it forward for the writers -- and artists -- who have created them.

Basquiat Wrote 'Breast' On A Jacket... And Now It's Worth A Lot Of Money

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

With his gravity-defying dreads and the uncanny ability to make a suit and tie look as laid back as pajamas, it's no wonder Jean-Michel Basquiat was s...

I am the Jackie Robinson of Hip Hop Graphic Design!

Brad Puet | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Brad Puet

It was 1987. I had just gotten off work and walked across the Kitsap Mall to Sam Goody to look for this album. I heard that it had just got out and...

This Was New York's Art Scene In The 1980s

artnet | artnet News | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. By Christina Rees Robert Longo’s drawing of Cindy Sherman The big ‘80s show that just op...

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Primal Fear and the Legacy of Damien Hirst

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

What artworks of the past 25 years will we care about in the future? Why is this work so important? In the past when I have lectured on Hirst, I've focused on the following.

'The Most Beautiful Drawing Ever': Pegasus (1987) by Jean-Michel Basquiat

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Pegasus" (1987) has always intimidated me. It was usually one of the last works I showed students when I taught Basquiat, and I never said much about it. Its massive size, allover writing and symbols overwhelmed me.

Where Jean-Michel Basquiat And Mark Twain Meet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts

Gaze upon Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Undiscovered Genius Of The Mississippi Delta," and your eyes are forced to dart from one ambiguous scribble to the n...

Holy Terror 2.0: Bob Colacello on Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello, and the Re-Issue of a Classic

Christian Josi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Books
Christian Josi

The press release that recently came across my desk for the re-issue of my friend Bob Colacello's iconic, must-read memoir of his time alongside Andy ...

The Armory Show Is Here to Stay

MutualArt | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The art world focuses once again on New York as the Armory Show and its satellite fairs open this week.

LOOK: These Basquiat-Inspired Beauties Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

In a stunning example of beauty imitating art, the Vogue Netherlands has channeled the colorful graffiti-inspired art of Jean-Michel Basquiat for a be...

Interview With MoMA Curator David Platzker About the New Exhibition on John Cage

Joel Garten | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

The uniting of the worlds of visual art and music is a trend that is getting a boost from a major new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, focusing on the composer John Cage and his monumental -- and some would say notorious -- work, titled 4'33".

Art Wynwood Launches Third Edition, Brings Cash, Cans and Candy From Vienna

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Street art, the crux of the international underground art movement, now has a place in the commercial market of the mainstream art world.

Basquiat's Early Work Is So Totally Basquiat

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

All we have to do is utter the name Jean-Michel Basquiat and, if you're familiar with the iconic calligraffitist's work, a flurry of coded myths, fren...