basquiat

Stephen Appleby-Barr, Fenris Lunaire, 2016, Oil on linen, 22 x 16 in. Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Group portrait
We arrived and it was clear -- by the bold signage on the street-facing windows -- that we'd be surrounded by Picassos, Basquiats and Warhols for the evening, not to mention a lively mix of queer downtown nightclub celebrities, veteran rock stars and young artists dreaming of gracing the surrounding walls one day.
If your spring awakening has been slow to start, may I suggest a cultural catalyst to help; Ascend from your wintry slump with a visit to some of the city's current art exhibits.
Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.
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.
Ankore roams the streets at night, looking for a wall to paint. During the day, he's a soft spoken, earnest guy from Central America who works in a factory for minimum wage; when the sun sets, he finds a wall and begins to passionately paint.
What you're looking at here is a white Scully leather jacket, size 42, dating back to the early to mid-1980s. And yes, it's
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.
This show of 21 drawings and two paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat from the collection of Herbert and Lenore Schorr, organized
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.
Scroll through a preview of the seven Basquiat works below and let us know your thoughts on the selection in the comments
The acrylic and silkscreen painting reproduced a 1963 photograph of police dogs attacking civil rights protesters in Birmingham
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.
"Monticello" was created in 1986, only two years before Basquiat's untimely death at 27 years old after overdosing on heroine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next we hear from Toxic, Basquiat's friend and contemporary, who paints a picture of the Haitian artist's meteoric rise to