Sara Driver’s new documentary Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat wants to bring the young art star back down to earth, but often can’t help positioning hovering him above.
With Basquiat’s work transformed into an overhyped commodity, it can seem difficult to assess it for ourselves.
The painting will feature in the museum’s One Basquiat exhibition, January 26–March 11.
The two murals in central London appeared just before the opening of a major Basquiat exhibition at the Barbican Centre.
A line of text that appears to be original graffiti by the duo SAMO was found on a Lower Manhattan building owned by developer Aby Rosen.
The Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezaw who bought the 1982 painting last night at Sotheby’s New York posted multiple images of himself posing with his treasure on Twitter and Instagram.
There’s something confident about this old-school European fair — the exhibitors let the game come to them.
We’ve heard his music and seen his own artworks, but the personal art collection of David Bowie has remained largely hidden from the public eye.
Yesterday, a permanent plaque was unveiled outside the former home and studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat at 57 Great Jones Street in Manhattan.
Hyperallergic invites you to step into a museum of the dead with an afternoon tour at Green-Wood Cemetery led by Hyperallergic staff writer (and resident cemetery aficionado) Allison Meier.
On this week’s art crime blotter: 14 members of a British museum-robbing ring were convicted, Christie’s sued collector Jose Mugrabi for failing to pay for a $37 million Basquiat he won at auction, and the NYPD seized a crate labeled “art” only to find it full of weed.
We never get tired of traveling around Brooklyn to see art. From the scrappy galleries of Bushwick to the emerging nonprofits of Red Hook, here are our picks for the best art in our beloved borough this year.