jean-michel basquiat


Unseen Photos Chronicle the Complex Friendship of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat

The upcoming book 'Warhol on Basquiat' offers a fascinating look at the lives of two modern art icons.
Ellis Jones

An Art Examiner Discovered Secret Basquiat Drawings Using a Blacklight

A New York conservator discovered a new Basquiat painting with coded blacklight images.
Taylor Hosking

'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist

The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.
Taylor Hosking

Unearthed Art by Teenage Basquiat Inspired This Exciting New Documentary

A trove of early Basquiat works rescued from an East Village bank vault inspired a filmmaker to explore the artist's formative years.
Miss Rosen

Muhammad Ali's Paintings & Johnny Depp's Basquiats: Last Week in Art

Also last week: Helen Mirren and Ted Cruz teamed up for the sake of art, a SFMOMA visitor damaged a Warhol, and controversial Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky was released.
Sami Emory
New York

This Chef Sculpts Burgers as Art

A 'Saved by The Bell' replica restaurant serves burgers for the serious connoisseurs.
Benoit Palop

Detroit Exhibition Showcases 30 Years of Black Contemporary Art

Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Carrie Mae Weems, and more showcase their influences on contemporary art at '30 Americans.'
Antwaun Sargent

Jeannette Montgomery Barron Captured the Energy of New York's 80s Art Scene

"You always romanticize the past, but New York really was a place you could live and work as an artist. That's all changed now."
Russell Dean Stone
Glenn O'Brien's TV Party

Check Out the Inaugural Episode of 'TV Party'

Artist Robert Delford Brown stops by on the first episode of the legendary NYC public access show—which was filmed back in 1978.
Glenn O’Brien
Glenn O'Brien's TV Party

The Story of Glenn O'Brien's 'TV Party'

We traced the rise and fall of the public access show that featured monoliths of New York's art scene in the late 70s—from Debbie Harry and David Byrne to Iggy Pop and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Glenn O’Brien

Komplaint Dept. Why. I Hate. Graffiti.

Have you noticed how lame graffiti in New York has become in 2013? Especially the one-liners you see more and more of, with their pseudophilosophy and visual impairment. Where exactly is the art? And what's the message?
Bob Nickas