iOS app Android app

Jean Michel Basquiat

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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...

This Is A Side Of Jean-Michel Basquiat We've Definitely Never Seen

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Warning: This post contains a lot of full frontal nudity. It is very NSFW. A budding photographer who'd recently moved to New York snapped intimate...

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 Record-Breaking Year at Auction: A Look Back at 2013

MutualArt | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Leading experts to conclude that a new dawn for the art market has begun, leaving the Great Recession of 2008 in the dust

First Impressions

Simon Watson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

This is a big moment in Basquiat history -- not just for Brazil, but for the world. It's the moment that marks the turning point at which the acceptance accorded a "bad boy" gives way to the respect due a tragically short-lived master whose works are embraced in art history next to those of Picasso and Warhol.

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...

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

The Artist Multiple: A Collector's Source List

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

But what is great about editions and multiples, is that they are meant to be more accessible and fun. These often whimsical objects can lend a breath of creativity to the more functional areas of life -- like kitchenware, rugs, jewelry and furniture.

13 Of The Most Influential Black Artists Today

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

The following artists address race in a variety of ways through their work -- some spark a dialogue in relation to the artistic cannon, others with ge...

You Can Rent Basquiat's SoHo Loft On AirBnB

ARTINFO | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The sprawling loft on Crosby Street in Soho that Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked in at the height of his career is allegedly the space being adv...

10 Art Hotels Around the World

MutualArt | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Whatever the intent, art hotels add an extra layer to tourism and travel, engaging guests by making them feel a part of the art process, and creating a memorable experience rather than just somewhere to sleep.

What Would Basquiat Think About Jay-Z's Incessant Name-Dropping?

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z has a long-standing habit of name-checking the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (see: "Most Kingz," "3 Kings," "Illest Motherf--ker Alive,...

10 Reasons That Warhol Matters

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
Matthew Israel

One can easily measure Warhol's influence based on Google hits, Amazon publications and how easily he and his work can be recognized by the man on the street. And there's a Warhol for everyone.

Why Jay-Z and Kanye West Matter to the Art World

Ariana Austin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices
Ariana Austin

Last night, Jay-Z rapped for six hours in Chelsea's Pace Gallery to an audience of art insiders and culture-ites for his upcoming video "Picasso Baby."

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.

Jay-Z Buys Painting By Swizz Beatz

Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

Jay-Z proclaimed in Watch The Throne: "Basquiats, Warhols serving as my muses/ My house like a museum." Recently the hip-hop deity and art aficion...