Jean-Michel Basquiat

Imagining Warhol, Basquiat, Kahlo & Dali as Oracles

“Don’t be yourself. Be yourselves”, “Good work can come from bad habits”, and “Never make an appearance without controversy”, is a selection of fictional guidance offered by Cindy Sherman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Salvador Dalí. By looking at three key elements of each artist’s life and work, …

Artists

Vanessa Redgrave, Alex Gibney, Griffin Dunne Documentaries Join New York Film Festival Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

The 2017 New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary lineup includes work by a number of notable directors, with world premieres by Vanessa …

Documentaries

Tour a Restaurant Mogul's "1970s Glam" Seattle Condo

<b>Name:</b> Linda Dershang, and Jack the Westie <b><br>Location:</b> Belltown — Seattle, Washington <b><br>Size:</b> 1,523 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 1 year, owned<p>Linda is a …

West Elm

13 exhibitions to get excited about this autumn

Twenty-three years down the line, it's easy to forget how Rachel Whiteread shocked audiences with her Turner Prize entry 'House': the concrete cast …

Art

Charlottesville, Race, and the Mishnory Road

"To oppose something is to maintain it," wrote Ursula K. Le Guin in her classic <i>The Left Hand of Darkness</i>, a sci-fi novel that anticipated our …

Racism

Mike Melinoe's Video for "Phase Face Moonlight" Is Hotter Than Fire Itself

<i>AS THE SKIES OF DETROIT OPEN AND THE STRINGS OF SPACE-TIME CONVULSE, MIKE FINDS HIMSELF ORBITING SATURN…</i><p>Two years ago, while filming the Detroit installment of our documentary series for Viceland, Danny Brown pointed us in the direction of a repurposed warehouse turned music venue in the middle of …

Music

Ruby Rose’s skincare obsession

Australian actress and model Ruby Rose has fessed up to a raging and expensive addiction to luxury beauty products.<p>The <i>Orange is the New Black</i> star …

Fashion (Australia)

What Creates an Artist’s Resale Market

View of Jean-Michel Basquiat, <i>Warrior</i>, 1982, at Sotheby's auction house in central London on June 14, 2012. Photo by LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages.The …

Artists

A new voice finds expression in Cuba: graffiti artists

Cuban artists are making pointed social critiques through their public designs, pioneering an art form on the island that is slowly opening itself up …

Cuba

The style season starts here: everything you need to know from the September issues

The fashion magazines have released their Autumn bumper editions, essential for the style-conscious. Think rhinestones, Basquiat – and being ‘excited AF’ for autumn<p><b>This season’s look</b><p>You’re going to need a trousersuit. Think campus, not boardroom: Vogue champions the “seventies geography prof” …

Fashion

Link About It: PIDO's Mobile Community Garden

Designed by Beijing architecture firm People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there's a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO's mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community can take care of it and also benefit from it. The structure is a triangular steel …

Google Street View

Thank These French Tourists For Keeping Basquiat’s Grave Clean

Photo Credit: Lizzie HimmelJean-Michel Basquiat’s grave is located in Brooklyn.In a report from the New York Times, four French tourists went to …

Artists

Link About It: The Viral Success of "In a Heartbeat"

Same-gender love stories occupy a very small portion of the content out there and that's what makes the viral success of "In a Heartbeat" so important. Surely many individuals have watched it more than once, but with over a million likes and almost 15 million views (at time of publish), the …

Google Street View

5 Antiquities Dealers Arrested in Hobby Lobby Scandal—and the 9 Other Biggest News Stories This Week

<i>Catch up on the latest art news with our rundown of the 10 stories you need to know this week.</i><b>01</b> Israeli police have arrested five antiquities …

New York Times

Link About It: France Now Has Oyster Vending Machines

The French have once again invented something irrefutably French: a 24-hour oyster vending machine. Of course the machines are refrigerated, and they also have glass walls so consumers can choose which oysters they want. One farmer, Tony Berthelot (who has a machine on Ile de Re island, off …

Google Street View

US art market overtakes China’s as contemporary art boom signals a ‘historic development in art history’

The art market is entering a “new era of prosperity” driven for the first time by rising prices for contemporary art, according to a report by …

News (China)

Remembering Jean-Michel Basquiat and Scrubbing Grime from His Headstone

Beneath a modest headstone at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to draw crowds.<p>Basquiat, who was born in Brooklyn, achieved a milestone in May when his 1982 painting of a skull sold for $110.5 million, making it the sixth most expensive artwork ever sold at …

The Arts

Documentaries on Grace Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr, Basquiat, André Leon Talley & more are heading to TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced its 2017 documentary lineup, which features the world premieres of a handful of films …

Documentaries

Before Jean-Michel Basquiat there was Jean Dubuffet

On 13 September, Pace Gallery will present the first major exhibition of Jean Dubuffet’s work at its gallery in London, made even more remarkable by …

Who Was Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s biography includes fame, fortune and tragedy. The artist’s short life has not only inspired fellow artists but also films, …

Artists

10 Toronto Film Festival Documentaries That Could Shake Up the Oscars

As always, TIFF's rigorously curated documentary line-up will impact the Oscar race.<p>The race always begins at Sundance, but the Toronto International …

Movies

'The Disaster Artist,' 'Super-Size Me 2' Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup

Other films added to TIFF lineup include Eminem’s rap satire “Bodied” and documentaries by Brett Morgen, Frederick Wiseman and Lili Fini Zanuck<p>James …

Entertainment

James Franco’s Disaster Artist and Super Size Me sequel added as TIFF unveils more movies

A comedic take on the cult bomb The Room and the return of fast-food sleuth Morgan Spurlock are among the highlights as TIFF announced its Midnight …

James Franco

DO ONE THING WELL - SUMMER 2017

Summer 2017<p><i>Some products, some services, some experiences are just right. It’s hard to know how to make them simpler, more beautiful or more useful.</i> …

Tony Robbins

Spanish Police Arrest Collector’s Disgruntled Employee for Alleged Basquiat Theft in Mallorca

Art World<p>The painting was bought directly from the artist’s father and has not come to market since.<p>,<p>Last week, Spanish police arrested a 67-year-old …

Artists

ALA Chicago – The Great and The Cool

As a first timer in an ALA Conference, I felt the energy, curiosity, and overwhelming desire to attend as many programs and listen to as many amazing …

Librarianship

What Drove Sotheby’s Share Price to an All-time High

Sotheby’s New York, Contemporary Art Evening Auction, 2017. Courtesy of Sotheby's New York.Sotheby’s share price hit a record high near $58 this week …

Share Price

Sotheby’s Share Price Just Hit a Record High. Why?

Auctions<p>Investors are voicing approval for CEO Tad Smith's recent moves.<p>,<p>Shares of the auction house Sotheby’s, which trade on the New York Stock …

Markets

Asia's Best Under A Billion 2017: The 200 Public Companies That Are Reliable Growth Engines

Our annual Best Under A Billion list highlights 200 Asia-Pacific public companies with less than $1 billion in revenue and consistent top- and bottom-line growth. This year’s candidates come from 13 countries and averaged 55% growth in sales, a 24% profit margin, and 113% growth in earnings per …

Stocks