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6 Crowning Facts About Cultural Icon and Celebrated Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
View this post on Instagram A post shared by PANTONE (@pantone) on May 20, 2015 at 5:52pm PDT In the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat turned the contemporary art world on its head. Living and
Basquiat’s Memorial to a Young Artist Killed by Police
Distraught over the death of the graffiti artist Michael Stewart, he repeated, “It could have been me,” Peter Schjeldahl writes.
Unseen Photos Chronicle the Complex Friendship of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat
The upcoming book 'Warhol on Basquiat' offers a fascinating look at the lives of two modern art icons.
Overtime: Apr 8 – 14
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): This hip-hop producer’s Basquiat could be a hit at Phillips in May. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new
NYC’s The Brant Foundation Art Study Center Opens With Jean-Michel Basquiat
A debut exhibit in a building that was once Walter De Maria's live/work space Back in 2014, rumors began circulating that the Brant Foundation had purchased 419 East 6th Street—the four-story building
An Art Examiner Discovered Secret Basquiat Drawings Using a Blacklight
A New York conservator discovered a new Basquiat painting with coded blacklight images.
The Life and Works of Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Supersized New Book From TASCHEN
A new addition to TASCHEN’s art catalog is a massive 500-page edition that showcases the life and works of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Authored by Eleanor Nairne and edited by Hans Werner Holzwarth, the
Art & Culture
'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist
The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.
“Unexchangable” at Wiels
Artists: Katharina Fritsch, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Robert Gober, Haim Steinbach, Jack Goldstein, Guillaume Bijl, Wim Delvoye, Alexander Kosolapov,
Showing: Palms Casino – “Dust to Gold” Renovation
As part of the $620 million "Dust to Gold" renovation at the Palms Casino Resort, an impressive collection ranging from blue-chip works to street art murals was acquired, commissioned, and deployed
Unearthed Art by Teenage Basquiat Inspired This Exciting New Documentary
A trove of early Basquiat works rescued from an East Village bank vault inspired a filmmaker to explore the artist's formative years.
Film Review: ‘Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’
In the three decades since he died, at 27, of a heroin overdose, Jean-Michel Basquiat has come to be thought of in timeless terms. With every passing year, his paintings only rise in acclaim, in
Banksy Calls Out Hypocrisy of Art Centre and Pays Homage to Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s first large-scale UK exhibition, Boom for Real, opens September 21st at the Barbican. Banksy has marked the occasion by putting up two new murals in the vicinity. While
Streets: Banksy – Basquiat Tribute Pieces (London)
With the imminent opening of the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat scheduled for the 21st, a couple Banksy pieces have shown up near the venue overnight. On
Overtime: May 15 – May 21
More stories from the week that ended May 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Yusaku Maezawa bids record-breaking $110.5mil. on Basquiat painting at Sotheby's auction. Time's Money
Basquiat Painting Sells for $110 Million, Becoming the Most Expensive Work by an American Artist
Only 10 other pieces have ever fetched more than $100 million before.
This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Constructing Paradise or the Devil Giving Birth to the Patriarchy?
It's a strange week in post-America, indeed, when the least dystopian art event involves Kim Kardashian ass-workout tapes.That would be Cindy Hinant's solo show at MuseumofAmericabooks Monday night.