Tag Archives: Jean-Michel Basquiat


Features The Talent
PAMM director Franklin Sirmans at the Pérez Art Museum Miami. ANGEL VALENTIN/COURTESY PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

Growing Pains: Franklin Sirmans and the Future of the Pérez Art Museum Miami

There are major streets in downtown Miami that have been effectively hollowed out by development, impossible to traverse and made useless in the name of progress. It is a city of luxury high-rises and scaffolding. On a recent trip, at … Read More


Auctions Market News
Kenneth Noland's Heat (1958) was the second-most expensive lot at the auction. COURTESY SOTHEBY'S

Strong Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Sale Totals $98 M., Sets Kenneth Noland Record at $3.37 M.

Sotheby’s capped its auction week yesterday with a respectable contemporary day sale that brought in $98 million. With 323 out of 418 lots finding buyers, 80 percent of the works that went on the block sold. Although some momentum was lost … Read More


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New Manhattan Burger Joint Near Basquiat’s Apartment Will Offer a $64 Basquiat Burger

This week, the Bowery will welcome to its boutique-stuffed environs a new branch of PYT Burger, a Philadelphia-based patty shack known for doing wild and crazy things like making burgers with doughnuts for buns, because that’s just how people roll … Read More


Film
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When SoHo Met Hollywood: Revisiting ’90s Films by ’80s Art Stars

On the directing careers of Schnabel, Salle, Sherman, and Longo Read More


Artists Habitat
Fab 5 Freddy photographed at his studio on September 24. 

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Habitat: Fab 5 Freddy

Habitat is a weekly series that visits with artists in their workspaces Read More


Artists Features
opposite Jean-Michel Basquiat photographed at his Great Jones Street studio, New York City, 1987.DMITRI KASTERINE/KASTERINE.COM

Basquiat and the Collecting of History

Why is one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists underrepresented in museum collections? Read More


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Michael Heizer's Levitated Mass (2012). 


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Morning Links: Michael Heizer Edition

Art Basel has announced the 74 artists who will contribute to its large-scale show, “Unlimited,” which runs in tandem to the fair and features large works that would not be able to fit in traditional gallery areas. Works by Kader Attia, David Shrigley, Ai … Read More


Features
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Cuckoo Clockwork: An Afternoon With Christie’s Loic Gouzer

Swiss specialist brings big numbers, guaranteed Read More


News
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Morning Links: ‘The Queen’ Edition

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets discuss their 89plus project. [NYT]Here’s a profile of Emily Rafferty, who is stepping down as president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [Wall Street Journal]And here’s a profile of the Met’s Clare Vincent, who is in … Read More


Profiles
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Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia: Tapping into Brooklyn’s Artistic Power

A couple collects dazzling works destined for their New York and Connecticut homes—and for the Brooklyn Museum Read More


News Web Exclusive
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How Artists Across the Globe Are Saying ‘Yes’ to Picasso

A provocative exhibition at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona shows the ways that Banksy, Basquiat, Vik Muniz, Chéri Samba, and others have embraced the legacy of the modernist master Read More


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The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Raft of the Medusa, 2004.

Meet the Bruces: High Quality Comes to Brooklyn Museum

The collaborative tricksters Bruce High Quality Foundation offer love, chicanery, & more Read More


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Lee Walton, Angry Birds (Poached Eggs, Level 16), 2011, charcoal on paper. KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, NEW YORK.

Poached Eggs: Drawings Based on Angry Birds

A popular video game inspired Lee Walton’s abstract artworks Read More


Profiles
White Frosted Cruller at Dawn, 2011.  COURTESY PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, ISTANBUL

Cosmic Comic

Kenny Scharf’s loopy, Pop-saturated paintings are back—in galleries and on the street. Read More