virgil abloh uses “plastic” as a metaphor for polarising culture
In a meadow of plastic carnations, Off-White spring/summer 20 collaborated with New York-based artist Futura as the designer of our times highlighted today’s binary world.
joy labinjo: the fine artist depicting intimate scenes of family life
With her debut solo exhibition, Recollections, open to the public, we hear from artist Joy Labinjo on how she began to consider her own experiences as ample inspiration for her work.
a basquiat musical is heading to broadway
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works have exhibited around the world. Now, they’re heading to Broadway.
who was street artist richard hambleton?
Dubbed by many as “The Godfather of Street Art”, why did Richard Hambleton never reach the same levels of fame as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat?
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gianni lee is the modern-day basquiat painting skeletons on nyc streets
The deliberately crude figures are inspired by ancient African hieroglyphics.
boom for real: a dictionary of basquiat
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...