The art establishment was never quite sure what to do with a self-taught artist like Basquiat, who owed as much to bebop and William S. Burroughs’s cut-up technique as he did to African influences.
The authenticity of the works, whose owners say Basquiat sold to Hollywood screenwriter Thaddeus Mumford in 1982, has been heavily scrutinized.
The FBI is investigating the authenticity of works that are said to have been found in the storage unit of a Hollywood screenwriter.
The suspects attempted to take a Basquiat artwork valued at $45,000 from Taglialatella Galleries but instead made off with a half-empty bottle of whiskey.
Inigo Philbrick misrepresented the ownership of and fraudulently traded in works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, and others.
From Nina Simone to Run-DMC, four newly released playlists celebrate the musicians who inspired the artist — and the many he influenced.
As Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ad for Tiffany’s stirs up controversy, some question the company’s suggestion that the blue hue of Basquiat’s painting was inspired by the brand.
Jean-Michel Basquiat painted the portrait in 1985, on the door of a Dallas apartment where he was staying.
Although many discussions on Díaz begin with his partnership with Jean-Michel Basquiat in the late 1970s, he still has something real to say.
The online documentary series “Time Decorated” argues that Basquiat was the connection between the bebop and hip-hop worlds.
Basquiat’s oeuvre can now be said to constitute a Black male wall of fame, one exploding with markers of the fraught conquests, Pyrrhic victories, and traumatic vicissitudes of Black male being-and-nothingness in America.
The latest from Mattel suggests another 20th-century artist has become just a recognizable style easily packaged for kids.