Jean-Michel Basquiat

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“Just Fucking Do What You Want”: Leo Fitzpatrick on His Inaugural Gallery Show

December 8, 2020

The spirit of downtown New York is alive and well in the artist’s scrappy new gallery on St. Mark’s.

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Photographer Christopher Makos Isn’t Afraid to Get His (or Your) Hands Dirty

September 8, 2020

The artist shares some exclusive anecdotes on his works from “Dirty,” his upcoming exhibit at Daniel Cooney Fine Art.

Before Coronavirus, Olivia Laing Wrote A Book About the Role of Art in A Crisis

May 13, 2020

“Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency” is a well-timed exploration of the ways in which art can heal an ailing world.

Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s Intimate Portraits of New York’s Downtown It Crowd

March 20, 2020

The photographer stokes our nostalgia for 1980s New York with shots of Robert Mapplethorpe, Keith Haring, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and more members of the downtown pantheon.

Kenny Scharf Looks Back On A Life of Making Boring Objects Brilliant

February 4, 2020

The artist revisits his zany hand-painted work in the era of Haring and Basquiat, from his pet vacuum to the Palladium pay phones.

Maripol Revives Downtown 81, Her Love Letter to Basquiat and His New York City

November 12, 2019

The film is a fairytale-homage to the New York that was and never again will be—but more importantly, to the friendships that blossom amidst the concrete.

Glenn O’Brien’s Poetry Brings The Factory to Life

October 21, 2019

From Robert Mapplethorpe peeing his pants to Mick Jagger’s birthday party, “Interview” veteran Glenn O’Brien remembers all.

Artist Enoc Perez Walks Us Through the Hotel Rooms of Rockstars

October 8, 2019

The artist moves his gaze indoors to depict the spaces loved and lived-in by some of his greatest influences.

The Intimate, Marijuana-Laced Portraiture of Lee Jaffe

June 27, 2019

The cross-disciplinary artist shows us his photos of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bob Marley, and more ahead of an opening at Galerie Eva Prenshuber in New York.

Coffee Table Curator: Warhol, Wes Anderson, and Juergen Teller’s Hordes of Handbags

June 14, 2019

Showing—no, telling—you which art and culture books to add to your living room repertoire for the month of June.

Five things we learned from the Basquiat documentary, Boom for Real

May 7, 2018

Director Sara Driver tells us about her late friend and artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the unpredictable world of ’70s New York that raised him.