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Art

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?
Ryan White
14 hours ago
Music

into the new york groove: how madonna's punky early years fuelled her rise to superstardom

If being punk is being free, is there any pop star more free than Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone?
Nick Levine
8.9.18
Music

the sixty best madonna songs

the definitive list of her madgesty's greatest album tracks
Michael Cragg
8.9.18
Art

gianni lee is the modern-day basquiat painting skeletons on nyc streets

The deliberately crude figures are inspired by ancient African hieroglyphics.
Sarah Gooding
7.30.18
Culture

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.
Charlotte Gush
9.26.17
Culture

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.
Felix Petty
9.1.17
News

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.
Hannah Ongley
3.20.17
Culture

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.
Jo Rosenthal
2.16.17
Culture

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...
Niloufar Haidari
12.5.16
News

basquiat’s first uk retrospective is coming next year

Boom for Real will open at the Barbican in 2017, the first large exhibition of his work in the UK.
Felix Petty
10.4.16
Fashion

12 celebrity catwalk cameos you might have missed

In an age when Insta-girls are supermodels, and everybody's a somebody, we remember the truly jaw-dropping moments when mega celebrities, from Tupac to Chloë Sevigny, rocked the runway — just by showing up.
Taylor Ford
9.8.16
Fashion

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.
Princess Julia
1.10.16