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Following the Barbican exhibition’s opening weekend, wise up on the American artist’s catchphrases, graffiti tags, obsessions, and words that recur in his most famous paintings.
walter van beirendonck on the power, mystery and history of the mask
We spoke to the Belgian fashion icon about the exhibition he’s curated in Rotterdam that brings together Margiela, Basquiat and the tribal masks of Papua New Guinea.
ruby rose's basquiat makeup campaign is stirring up controversy
Basquiat's name and imagery have been used to sell products before. But fans see the ads for an Urban Decay makeup collaboration as being particularly antithetical to what the late artist stood for.
rare photos of a young basquiat in his east village home
An intimate exhibition explores Jean-Michel Basquiat’s time living with his former girlfriend Alexis Adler in downtown New York.
when basquiat took a stand against police brutality
Basquiat’s painting Defacement dealt with the death of fellow graffiti artist Michael Stewart at the hands of NYC police in 1983. A new project by Chaedria LaBouvier, who lost her brother to police violence, puts the painting centre stage again, to...
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Boom for Real will open at the Barbican in 2017, the first large exhibition of his work in the UK.
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sibling autumn/winter 16
Sibling took their inspiration from Michael Halsband’s portrait of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in boxing gloves this season, exploring masculinity and vulnerability.
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