basquiat

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
7.27.18
Culture

the new basquiat doc is a searing statement on art and race today

'Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat​' shows how the art world has changed since the 80s, and how it hasn't.
Shammara Lawrence
5.23.18
Culture

‘boom for real’ shows basquiat and nyc at their turning points

Director Sara Driver unearthed a trove of work and footage from his ex-roommate's underground vault.
Sarah Gooding
5.17.18
Culture

an oral history of club 57, the legendary 80s underground art club

i-D talks to some of the space's former members about merging DIY art and clubbing.
André-Naquian Wheeler
11.2.17
News

ruby rose's basquiat makeup campaign is stirring up controversy

Basquiat's name and imagery have been used to sell Reebok sneakers and $64 hamburgers. But fans see the ads for an Urban Decay makeup collaboration as being particularly antithetical to what the late artist stood for.
Hannah Ongley
3.17.17
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
2.15.17
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 center stage again, to...
Niloufar Haidari
12.5.16
News

jean michel basquiat’s first uk retrospective is coming next year

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

12 celebrity runway 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
9.7.16
Fashion

sibling channels basquiat's boxing days for fall/winter 16

Lifting inspiration from Michael Halsband’s portrait of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in boxing gloves, Sibling explored masculinity and vulnerability.
Princess Julia
1.10.16
News

5 things to do in ny this week: from debbie harry to chuck palahniuk

Here are our top five picks of what you need to see, hear and do in NYC this week.
Courtney Iseman
5.18.15
Art

fred hoffman describes a close encounter with acclaimed artist jean michel basquiat in venice

From fraternising with Andy Warhol to love affairs with Madonna and the iconic art he left behind, Jean Michel Basquiat packed a lot into his 27 years and his primitive paintings continue to inspire generations.
i-D Team
12.23.14