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Contemporary Art (Graffiti on Canvas) by Jean Michel Basquiat

I thought to feast the eye and nourish the soul with some paintings by Jean Michel Basquiat today. It’s Friday after all. I know that Basquiat’s work is not everybody’s cup of tea, but I personally love his work because it is vibrant, articulate, offers social commentary and is overall interesting: there’s stuff to see […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffiti Painting Live – video

Wanna see SAMO / Jean-Michel Basquiat piecing live downtown NYC? This graffiti video clip which dates back to 1981 shows the graffiti artist in action. This video art clip nicely demonstrates some of the unique nature of graffiti art: * its illegality bringing the need to work ‘under cover’ and enhancing the importance of signature […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat Biography & Video: Interview, Paintings, Warhol & Clients

American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) gained popularity first as a graffiti artist in New York City. Later, he was recognised as a successful 1980s-era Neo-expressionist artist. Jean-Michel Basquiat grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he initially created graffiti on subways, signing them with SAMO© (standing for “SAMe Old shit”). In 1980 Basquait participated in […]

Art Basel 41 ~ Art Films

The Art Film program at Art 41 Basel again features a varied program of films by and about artists, screened at the Stadtkino Basel. The nightly program from Tuesday to Friday, curated by film scholar Marc Glöde (Berlin), presents films by artists including Michaela Meise, Guy Ben-Ner, Korpys/Löffler, Sean Snyder, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Ryan Gander, […]

Did Anybody Really Know Pop Artist Andy Warhol?

Did Anybody Really Know Pop Artist Andy Warhol? American painter Andy Warhol was a central figure in the Pop Art movement. His work was reactionary to the prior Abstract Expressionists. He realized a level of notoriety normally reserved for Hollywood stars, and has been a major influence on other artists then and now. NYC Street […]

Private Family Collections of Contemporary Art in Miami

Art Basel Miami brought again lots of attention to the two major private art collections in Miami, the Margulies Collection and the Rubell Collection. The Margulies Collection | 2008 – 2009 Exhibition The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, Florida, is said to be one of the city’s most stunning private collections. It includes sculpture, […]

Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum Shows Broad Collection

Through September 2008, BCAM at LACMA will show its inaugural installation. The newly opened Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA holds some of the most iconic artworks from the last four decades—most from the famed Broad Collections. Reflecting Eli and Edythe Broad’s practice of collecting artists in depth, BCAM’s 60,000 sq ft gallery space (about […]

Graffiti Party Art Piece

Ever found some money behind the wall paper? It happens to some people. Developers of a run-down loft business discovered they had more than the spaciousness they had hoped for in their New York City’s SoHo building. They found a large, genuine collaborative artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Fab 5 Freddy, Futura 2000 […]

Outsider Art – Is It Really Art? – part 1

What actually is art? Give me ten people and I’ll give you ten different definitions of the word. What it means to you is as unique to you as your fingerprints. But who’s to say what qualifies as art, or fine art?