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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 ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, College, America, Brooklyn, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Christie, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, Jean Michel Basquiat, Josh Jones, Ben Davis, Artnet, Basquiat


"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...
Tags: Art, New York, Beyonce, Law, Jay-z, Advertising, Ny Post, Tiffany, Jean Michel Basquiat, John Singer Sargent, Basquiat, Ann Althouse, Blueness, Arnault, Tiffany blue Said Alexandre Arnault


Basquiat at Tiffany’s: The Campaign We Love—and Hate

The latest Tiffany & Co. campaign dropped earlier this week and, in standard 2021 fashion, the world had a lot to say. The campaign was a first of its kind: It was the first time Beyonce and Jay-Z appeared in an ad together, the first public appearance of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's painting Equals Pi,...
Tags: Beyonce, Jay Z, Advertising, Creative, Voice, Branding, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, Jean Michel Basquiat, Fashion & Apparel


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...
Tags: Facebook, Film, College, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Warhol, John Cameron Mitchell, Jared Harris, Bill Hader, Jeffrey Wright, Charlie Rose, Evan Peters, Bowie, Eno, New York London, Julian Schnabel


Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
Tags: Health, Art, London, News, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Graham, Keith Haring, East Village, Jean Michel Basquiat, Los Angeles Daily News


Reset: The Visual Artists’ Impact In Shaping Hip Hop Culture

Jean-Michel Basquiat was part of a constellation of young graffiti artists who used New York City’s streets and subways as their canvases before going on to take both the art world and hip-hop culture by storm. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York City, Visual, Jean Michel Basquiat, 06.24.21


Julian Schnabel Premieres Remastered ‘Basquiat’ at MoMa’s First In-Person Event Since Pandemic

The sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art, closed to the public under the evening midtown sky in New York City, was witness to the first glimmers of a chic summer return for the art world on Thursday. For the first time since the pandemic, MoMA held its first in-person event, a private evening […]
Tags: News, New York City, Festivals, Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Chanel, Jean-michel Basquiat, Moma, Julian Schnabel, Tribeca Festival


Aftermath: Bilious fumes and heavenly skies

Khubu Zulu wanted a way to deal with PTSD and landed on an accidental practice The post Aftermath: Bilious fumes and heavenly skies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ptsd, Friday, Jean-michel Basquiat, Aftermath, Gerard Sekoto, Godart Stokvel Gallery, Khubu Zulu, Orgasmic State, Yakhal& 039, inkomo


‘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...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, East Village, Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, Ed Patuto


The Futura is now: Pioneering New York street artist is finally getting his dues

Futura emerged through New York's graffiti scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, before growing disillusioned with the art world. Now, aged 65, he's arguably more relevant than ever.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Futura


The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Hokusai, Explained

Great Art Explained is a super YouTube series that I am somehow just now learning about that, uh, explains great art. Host James Payne has done about a dozen videos on pieces like Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Beheading Holofernes, Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych, and Untitled (Skull) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. His latest is about The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. In 1639 Japan closed its borders and cut itself off from the outside world. Foreigners were expelled, Western culture w...
Tags: Japan, Jason Kottke, Jean Michel Basquiat, Hokusai, Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai, Host James Payne, Judith Beheading Holofernes Warhol, Marilyn Diptych, James Payne Katsushika Hokusai


'Tonight we took the pulse of the market -- and it is clearly racing'

Despite ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, it was -- almost -- business as usual at New York's spring auctions this week, with two paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat fetching $144M among other exhilarating sales.
Tags: New York, Cnn, Jean Michel Basquiat


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...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, New York, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Paris, Retail, Manhattan, David Hockney, Picasso, Christie, Valentino, Gagosian, Architectural Digest, Jean Michel Basquiat


"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...
Tags: Video, New York, Law, Minneapolis, Time, Kay, Jill, NFT, Jean Michel Basquiat, Basquiat, Kraus, Walker Center, Ann Althouse, Engberg, NFTS, Markley


Official Trailer for 'Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide' Documentary

"The noise of life lives in his paintings." Greenwich Ent. has released the official trailer for an indie art documentary called Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide, about the famed artist Kenny Scharf. The feature directorial debut of Malia Scharf and Max Basch and 11 years in the making, When Worlds Collide is about the "art of fun, about living life out loud, despite setbacks, and about Kenny Scharf’s particular do-it- yourself, high-tone, technicolor artistic vision." It was supposed to pr...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, NYC, Documentaries, Sxsw, Keith Haring, East Village, Kenny, Jean Michel Basquiat, To Watch, Kenny Scharf, Greenwich Ent, Malia Scharf, Max Basch, Haring Basquiat


A Short Biography of Keith Haring Told with a Comic Book Illustrations & Music

Singer-songwriter-cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis is a worthy exemplar of NYC street cred. Born, raised, and still residing on New York City’s Lower East Side, he draws comics under the “judgmental” gaze of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist and writes songs beneath a poster of The Terminator onto which he grafted the face of Lou Reed from a stolen Time Out New York promo. Billing himself as “among NYC’s top slingers of folk / garagerock / antifolk,” Lewis pairs his songs with comics d...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Music, College, New York City, History, Museums, Marco Polo, Lou Reed, Keith Haring, Times Square, Daniel Clowes, Lewis, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter


A Short Biography of Keith Haring Told with Comic Book Illustrations & Music

Singer-songwriter-cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis is a worthy exemplar of NYC street cred. Born, raised, and still residing on New York City’s Lower East Side, he draws comics under the “judgmental” gaze of The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist and writes songs beneath a poster of The Terminator onto which he grafted the face of Lou Reed from a stolen Time Out New York promo. Billing himself as “among NYC’s top slingers of folk / garagerock / antifolk,” Lewis pairs his songs with comics d...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, Music, College, New York City, History, Museums, Marco Polo, Lou Reed, Keith Haring, Times Square, Daniel Clowes, Lewis, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter


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...
Tags: Art, New York, France, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Banksy, Street Art, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Basquiat, Haring


Grief and grievance: how artists respond to racial violence in America

In a new exhibition, the work of 37 artists has been brought together to show how art can react to the epidemic of violence towards black AmericansAt a time when black Americans are twice as likely to die of Covid-19 as their white counterparts while a reckoning continues over ongoing police brutality, a new group exhibition is opening to tell the story of black grief in America, from the 1960s to present day.Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America opens 17 February at the New Museum in...
Tags: Art, Design, New York City, America, Culture, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, New Museum, Carrie Mae Weems


Taschen Running a Sale on Art Books: Dali, Basquiat, Klimt, Warhol & More

FYI, from now until Sunday, the art book publisher Taschen is running a winter sale, letting you enjoy enjoy up to 75% off hundreds of titles–some of which we’ve featured here before. That includes books on the tarot cards, cookbook & paintings of Salvador Dali, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the rise of David Bowie, the photographs of Linda McCartney, the illustrated books of Andy Warhol, the paintings of Gustav Klimt, and much more. Enter the sale here. And note that Taschen is a partner of...
Tags: Google, College, Uncategorized, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Facebook Twitter, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, Taschen, Linda McCartney, Dali Basquiat Klimt Warhol


Taschen Running a Sale on Art Books: Dali, Basquiat, Klimt, Kubrick, Warhol & More

FYI, from now until Sunday, the art book publisher Taschen is running a winter sale, letting you enjoy up to 75% off of hundreds of titles–some of which we’ve featured here before. That includes: books on the tarot cards, cookbook & paintings of Salvador Dali, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the photographs of Linda McCartney, the complete works of Hieronymus Bosch, the architecture of Zaha Hadid, the archives of Stanley Kubrick, the illustrated books of Andy Warhol, William Blake’s Divine Co...
Tags: Google, Deals, College, David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, Salvador Dalí, Facebook Twitter, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, Taschen, Hieronymus Bosch, Linda McCartney, Dali Basquiat Klimt Kubrick Warhol, Andy Warhol William Blake


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...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, New York Times, Holland, SEC, Pablo Picasso, Deloitte, Francis Bacon, Rembrandt, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jeff Koons, Business Insider, Monet, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst


Guggenheim Museum Investigation Comes Up Empty But Chief Curator Is Leaving

An independent investigation into how the Guggenheim Museum handled last year’s exhibition on the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has concluded there is no evidence that the show’s guest curator, Chaédria LaBouvier, who is Black, “was subject to adverse treatment on the basis of her race,” the museum announced on Thursday. The museum simultaneously announced that Nancy Spector, the artistic director and chief curator, who is white, was leaving “to pursue other curatorial endeavors and to finish her...
Tags: Art, Guggenheim, Nancy Spector, Visual, Guggenheim Museum, Jean Michel Basquiat, Chaédria LaBouvier, 10.08.20


UK: Fraud And ADR In Culture, Media & Sports Disputes - 4 New Square Chambers

The claims in that case centred on the wonderful 1982 painting Humidity by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York artist who died tragically aged only 27 in 1988.
Tags: UK, New York, News, Jean Michel Basquiat, New Square Chambers


Bisa Butler’s Beautiful Quilted Portraits of Frederick Douglass, Nina Simone, Jean-Michel Basquiat & More

Fiber artist Bisa Butler’s quilted portraits of Black Americans gain extra power from their medium. Each work is comprised of many scraps, carefully cut and positioned after hours of research and preliminary sketches. Velvet and silk nestle against bits of vintage flour sacks, West African wax print fabric, denim and, occasionally, hand-me-downs from the sitter’s own collection. In The Warmth of Other Sons, a 12-foot, life-sized portrait of an African American family who migrated nor...
Tags: Google, Art, Fashion, Microsoft, College, Stanford, Nigeria, Africa, History, Creativity, South Africa, Yale, New Jersey, Michelle Obama, West Africa, Civil rights movement


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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La Fab Gallery

Iconic French fashion designer Agnes B. has always had a penchant for art. Way before Agnes Troublé became a designer, she graduated from Ecole du Louvre, majoring in art history, and was an intern at a gallery on Ave. Kleber when she was seventeen. Falling into fashion accidentally when Elle Magazine picked up on her savvy street style, she was an made a junior editor. Next she had freelance stints in the 1970s, designing clothes at various French fashion houses, before striking out in 1974 ...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paris, David Lynch, Elle Magazine, Martin Parr, Les Halles, George, PAUL, Gilbert, Jean Michel Basquiat, Harmony Korine, SOA, Nan Goldin, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits


Stream: The Strokes, ‘At the Door’

Fresh off their wild performance at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the University of New Hampshire on Monday night, the Strokes have announced that their new album, “The New Abnormal,” will be out April 10. It’s their sixth album and first in seven years, made at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu with the legendary Rick Rubin and featuring cover art of the painting “Bird on Money” by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Their new song “At the Door” is a mellow fellow, maybe too much for its own good, with Julia...
Tags: Music, The Strokes, Bernie Sanders, Malibu, Latest Music, New Music, Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, University of New Hampshire, Rick Rubin, Jean Michel Basquiat, Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr, Shangri La Studios