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'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.

Heartbreaking Basquiat Drawings Go On View

Gallerist | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
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This show of 21 drawings and two paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Herbert and Lenore Schorr, organized by Fred Hoffman, is inv...

Mark Nilsson: Banging on the Art World's Door With a Brush (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Step outside NY's Museum of Modern Art onto 53rd street, and you'll find NY's most talented treasure, working -- unbeknownst to him -- toward hard-earned artistic stardom.

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...

Andy Warhol's Iconic 'Race Riot' Painting Could Fetch Millions At Auction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.25.2014 | Arts

Most people are familiar with Andy Warhol's pop portraiture, depicting essential elements of popular culture from Marilyn Monroe to Campbell Soup. But...

Art Sales Confirm Martin Galindo as an Urban Powerhouse

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 03.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

As the sun sets on Spanish Harlem, it's shadowed by steel commuter frames and towering projects. This historical city offers generations of families a unique quality of life and allows natives to come and go as they please.

A Very Unusual Basquiat Painting Heads To Auction

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for another painting by meteoric art icon Jean-Michel Basquiat to hit the auction block. The unusual, and larg...

Rising Artist Robert Peterson Credits Hip Hop Community for Lyrical Inspiration

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Marjoriet T. Matute

Less than a calendar year has passed since Peterson bought his first six-dollar art set but with determination and much dedication, Peterson has mastered the spectrum by mimicking famed artists such as Warhol and Da Vinci.

A Chat with Boney James, Plus Queen V, Cameron The Public and SDG Exclusives, and Galen Hawthorne Reviews Moon Hooch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Recently, critically-acclaimed alt rock band They Might Be Giants graced Iowa City's Englert Theater with their clever lyrics, energetic melodies and bizarre showmanship as part of a tour to promote their new album Nanobots.

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Austin Considine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Priceless: Mr. Chow on Basquiat

Michael Chow | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Chow

A haven for amazing artist in the Eighties, the colorful Mr. Chow describes how he'd "cuddle" his friend Basquiat if he were alive today. As the 1982 seminal work, Dustheads, goes to auction Wednesday, a peek into an intimate journal the artist gave his eatery friend.

Basquiat's Biggest Fan

Austin Considine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Austin Considine

I say this as his friend and fellow artist: I didn't do it so Basquiat could break records. I wanted to bring Basquiat to a more important place of recognition, to join the ranks of masters like Jackson Pollock and Francis Bacon.

Basquiat: The Man Behind The Myth

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts

Whether seen in a market report, an art history book or a rap verse, the name Jean-Michel Basquiat is legendary. The dreadlocked young artist quickly ...

Another Basquiat Exhibit In New York

AP | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — More than 30 works by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) will appear at a New York City exhibit before a pr...

Basquiat Show Reaches Record Numbers

ARTINFO | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Few museum exhibitions are ever visited by 4,000 people in one day, let alone a gallery show, and yet that has been a recurring attendance figure on Saturdays at Gagosian's 24th Street megaplex since its mini-retrospective devoted to Jean-Michel Basquiat opened on February 7 -- an opening that brought out thousands, who dutifully lined up down the block.

SEEN AND HEARD: The Best Quotes From Gagosian's Basquiat Opening

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.19.2013 | Arts

Our new series, "Seen and Heard," introduces the best quotes and snapshots from the past week's art exhibits. From hilariously ignorant to shockingly ...

LOOK: Basquiat Is Back In A Brand New Exhibition

Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts

Since his untimely death in 1988, the art world has endured a maddening obsession with Jean-Michel Basquiat. In the latest installment of all things S...

This Blockbuster Basquiat Is Heading To Auction...

ARTINFO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting "Dustheads," which was shown at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010, is rumored to be headed to Christie's t...

Happy Birthday, Jean-Michel Basquiat!

Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of neoexpressionist artist and graffiti king extraordinaire, Jean-Michel Basquiat. The celebrated American painter, praised by e...

Basquiat Will Likely Break ANOTHER Record

Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

An early painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat is expected to break big records this November at Christie's New York. At only 20 years old, the young artis...

The Most Poetic Vandalism We've Ever Seen

Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts

"The spectacle of advertising creates images of false beauty so suave and so impossible to attain that you will hurt inside and never even know where ...

Jackass Turned Artist?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts

Bam Margera made it big by putting his private parts in jeopardy for millions of viewers worldwide on the MTV hit show, "Jackass". Now this skateboard...

This Painting Sold For How Much?!

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

Value and currency flow differently amongst the art world elite, but Gerhard Richter's recent desirability has skyrocketed to insane new heights. On F...

Jean-Michel Basquiat's Secret Signature

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Thirty years ago, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby's auction house, whic...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, Basquiat!!!!

Posted 12.22.2011 | Arts

Jean Michel Basquiat, radiant child that he was, always thought he might be famous. (Although he also reported "I thought I was going to be a bum the ...