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What Makes Basquiat’s Untitled Great Art: One Painting Says Everything Basquiat Wanted to Say About America, Art & Being Black in Both Worlds

They wouldn’t have let Jean-Michel into a Tiffany’s if he wanted to use the bathroom or if he went to buy an engagement ring and pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket.  — Stephen Torton, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio assistant When Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Skull) sold for $110.5 million in 2017 to Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maesawa, the artist joined the ranks of Da Vinci, De Kooning, and Picasso as one of the top selling painters in the world, surpassing a previous record set ...
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"We don’t have any literature that says he made the painting for Tiffany... But we know a little bit about Basquiat... We know he loved New York, and that he loved luxury and he loved jewelry."

"My guess is that the [blue painting] is not by chance. The color is so specific that it has to be some kind of homage. As you can see, there is zero Tiffany blue in the [ad] campaign other than the painting... It’s a way to modernize Tiffany blue."Said Alexandre Arnault, a communications vice president at Tiffany, quoted in "Basquiat’s friends ‘horrified’ by Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Tiffany campaign" (NY Post). I was going to quote the expressions of horror by Basquiat's friends, but when I got to A...
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When David Bowie Played Andy Warhol in Julian Schnabel’s Film, Basquiat

Many actors have played Andy Warhol over the years, but not as many as you might think. Crispin Glover played him in The Doors, Jared Harris played him in I Shot Andy Warhol, Guy Pearce played him in Factory Girl, and Bill Hader played him in Men in Black III, but with a twist: he is actually an agent who is so bad as his cover role as an artist, he’s “painting soup cans and bananas, for Christ sakes!” On television John Cameron Mitchell has acted the Warhol role in Vinyl, and Evan Peter...
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'I've spent almost all my concert earnings on art': Pop star Jay Chou's collecting obsession

One of Asia's biggest pop stars is gaining recognition as an art collector, with works by Picasso and Basquiat among those hanging in his Taipei home.
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Static: Season One Is a Proud Celebration of Black Hair's Natural Beauty

In DC’s new take on the classic Milestone hero Static, Virgil Hawkins is a Black teenager who comes into his new superpowers after being exposed to a mysterious gas fired by the police into a crowd of protestors. Horrific as the attack is, Virgil emerges from it imbued with abilities that quickly put him on a path to…Read more...
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‘He was aware of racist pigeonholes’: how Basquiat took inspiration from jazz, hip-hop and no wave

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the artist’s relationship to music in three short filmsBefore Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the leading art stars of the 1980s, he was a kid from Brooklyn thriving in the music and art scenes of downtown New York in the late 1970s.“Everyone was coexisting together, musicians and artists,” says Ed Patuto, the producer of Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three short films that explore the ar...
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The former chairman of Valentino just sold a Basquiat skull painting at auction for $93.1 million - $40 million more than it was expected to go for

A woman looks at Jean-Michel Basquiat's "In This Case" during a press preview on May 3, 2021 for a Christie's sale New York. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images The cofounder of Valentino just sold a Basquiat painting at auction for $93.1 million, per Bloomberg. The 1983 painting, titled "In This Case," was expected to sell for around $50 million, Christie's auction house said. It's the second-most expensive Basquiat ever sold at auction; the priciest sold for $110.5 mill...
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No, Sickos, You Can't Buy an NFT to Destroy a Basquiat (Today)

A Jean-Michel Basquiat has possibly averted annihilation by NFT. Earlier this week, a seller who only identified themselves as “DAYstrom” attempted to auction an NFT of Basquiat’s 1986 drawing Free Comb with Pagoda, granting the winner the option to destroy the work so that only the NFT would survive. Whether the…Read more...
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"Some collectors questioned the idea of owning art without exclusivity. 'Why pay $69 million for something anyone can see online?'"

"... said Peter Kraus, chairman and chief executive of Aperture Investors, a New York advisory firm, who collects with his wife, Jill, a trustee at the Museum of Modern Art. Their acquisitions include one of six existing versions of 'The Clock,' Christian Marclay’s 24-hour-long video collage showing thousands of clips from movies throughout history. 'Scarcity is worth something; it’s about owning something that you think is beautiful and can’t be seen in anybody else’s house,' Kraus added. 'Ther...
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20 conversation-starting coffee table books by Black authors, photographers, and artists

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great coffee table book will look great on any table and initiate thoughtful conversations. We've compiled a list of 20 coffee table books all created by Black authors, photographers, and artists. These books feature images of everyday life, never before seen images, and capture historic events and people. Whether you're drawn to coffee table b...
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The more satirical street murals are, the less they resemble great art

Street art that we share online tends to be inspiring – not strange, enigmatic or challengingWhatever you think of street art, there’s no denying its pedigree. The paintings done on cave walls 30,000 years ago are today acknowledged as the first creative triumph of the human mind. But before their modern recognition as prehistoric wonders, these pictures of mammoths and bison were dismissed by Renaissance cavers who came across them as crude contemporary graffiti. That’s because graffiti were as...
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How Masterworks is unbundling the art market: Inside the company that lets anyone invest in a painting like it's a stock.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most notable artists of the contemporary era. He died in 1988 at the age of 27. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Sotheby's Scott Lynn is the founder and CEO of Masterworks, an art investment company that gives people the opportunity to invest in art who might otherwise priced out of the art market. The platform features work from the likes of Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. Earlier in 2020, Lynn offered Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 "T...
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George Condo: 'Change can’t just be an idea or a slogan – it has to get real'

The artist, who worked with Warhol, befriended Basquiat and painted for Kanye, talks about making art during a tumultuous year and why he left New York CityNew York City artist George Condo has become New York state artist George Condo, a surprising move for someone so intensely intertwined with the city’s culture. The Hamptons is his new normal, after he ditched Manhattan in March.Not that he is keeping track of time. “The month of May soon turned into August, which then turned into November,” ...
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Q&A with Album Art Designer and Illustrator, Cxppington

At a time where album artwork has made a major resurgence in bridging the gap between listeners and their favorite albums and artists in Hip Hop, there have been only a handful of illustrators who are at the forefront of bringing life and meaning to albums before we ever press play. It is our honor to introduce album art designer and illustrator extraordinaire, Manuel CEP Concepcion aka Cxppington. In case you’ve been living under a rock, he is the man responsible for bringing some of the most ...
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With Museums Closed, Coffee-Table Books Bring the Art to You

The catalogs meant to accompany the spring’s biggest exhibitions are now the exhibitions themselves.
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Basquiat Barbie

Alright, you've got our attention, Mattel. For their adult collector's market, they've created a Jean-Michel Basquiat X Barbie Doll. Barbie celebrates esteemed artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose prolific body of work played an essential role in elevating street art from the underground to gaining well-deserved acclaim in the upper echelons of the art world. His brilliant paintings are an infusion of graphic poetry, cultural dichotomies and compelling social statements that still inspire today. I...
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Stream and Shout: 10 Underseen Rock Documentaries

Missing live music in person? Here are 10 films that will make you feel as if you are there, even on your couch.
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He Made the Longest Ocean Voyage in History, and Turned It Into Art

Reid Stowe once hung out with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. But the sea was his true passion.
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If Basquiat and Keith Haring had a son and he was drawing with his left hand. OPENING 6.00PM – 8.00PM, FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, LONE GOAT GALLERY BYRON BAY Australian artist, designer and photographer Michael Stiegler has worked in Sydney and New York, collaborating with Kate Moss, Dina Broadhurst, Ines Rau, The Kills and The Dark Hawks. His frenetic painting, illustrations and mixed media compliment his edgy photographic style. On Bowery is a series of works started in 2011 when Michael decided to tr...
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The Lives of John Coltrane & Billie Holiday Are Now Told in Two Graphic Novels

How do you tell the stories of larger-than-life cultural figures—of people whose histories intersect with pivotal moments in American history, whose careers set new standards for excellence—without oversimplifying and risking caricature? With comic art, of course. Graphic novels have long proven themselves worthy vehicles for biography. Something about the bold strokes of the illustrations, the dialogue in word bubble form, and the panel style of storytelling makes for a particularly vivid enco...
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Spring Art Sales: Yawns or Records?

Trophy names and a few surprises: For the first time, all three auction houses will include works by KAWS.
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Pegasus by Jean-Michel Basquiat, “the Most Beautiful Drawing Ever”

The drawing above is Pegasus by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His first art dealer, Annina Nosei, once called it “the most beautiful drawing ever”. I am not going to disagree with her. I’ve only seen Basquiat’s work sporadically, mostly single paintings included in larger exhibitions with Warhols and Harings, but when I saw Pegasus in this short video about the artist’s life & work, it grabbed me, an instant favorite. The drawing is held in a private collection, but I hope I get to see it in pers...
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8 Black Women Making The Tattoo Industry More Colorful

The tattoos that people get are as nuanced as the skin they live on — but what about the people behind the needles? As tattoo artists become forces of their own (thanks to social media and celebrity clientele), there's an obvious lack of Black artists at the forefront. But that doesn't mean they don't exist.There are plenty of Black artists trailblazing in the tattoo industry, specializing in a variety of artful techniques. Need a teeny tat? A realistic portrait? A sketch to commemorate your cu...
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Critic’s Pick: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat’ at the Brant Shows His Bifurcated Life

A fitting shrine for Basquiat: A trophy art museum shows off a painter who felt he had been commodified.
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An Animated Introduction to the Chaotic Brilliance of Jean-Michel Basquiat: From Homeless Graffiti Artist to Internationally Renowned Painter

By the late 1970s, New York City had fallen into such a shambolic state that nobody could have been expected to notice the occasional streak of additional spray paint here and there. But somehow the repeated appearance of the word "SAMO" caught the attention of even jaded Lower Manhattanites. That tag signified the work of Al Diaz and Jean-Michel Basquiat, the latter of whom would create work that, four decades later, would sell for over $110 million at auction, a record-breaking number ...
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A Paris Art Gallery Cancels The Show Of An Artist Accused Of Plagiarizing Basquiat

Guillaume Verda, a French artist, has scrubbed his website, set his Instagram to private … and lost a prestigious gallery solo show after being accused of plagiarizing Jean-Michel Basquiat. “One thing is certain: the artist’s style bears a striking resemblance to Basquiat’s. But does that make it a tribute or a cheap knock-off?” – France24
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Wealth Matters: You Want to Buy Art. Is It About Love or Money?

Collectors offer advice on how to buy fine art, and when to sell it.
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"Invisible ink" features found in Basquiat painting

Art conservator Emily Macdonald-Korth was evaluationg a client's Jean-Michel Basquiat untitled painting from 1981 when she looked at the work under ultraviolet light to reveal any repairs or varnishing. From artnet News: “I start looking at this thing and I see these arrows,” Macdonald-Korth told artnet News. She flipped the lights back on to make sure she wasn’t imagining things and the arrows disappeared. She flipped the lights off again and there they were: two arrows drawn in what looked...
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Take a Close Look at Basquiat’s Revolutionary Art in a New 500-Page, 14-Pound, Large Format Book by TASCHEN

At many a bookstore and art gallery gift shop, you will find copies of writer and artist Javaka Steptoe’s Radiant Child, a young person’s introduction to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The book has deservedly won a Caldecott Medal and the praise of adult readers who find as much or more to admire in it as their kids do. A surprisingly moving short biography, it hits many of the major notes in Basquiat’s formative years: His Brooklyn childhood and Haitian and Puerto Rican heritage; his love for his encou...
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