Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Clayton’s Corner: Wolfpack and the Hound [PHOTOS]

Posted February 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

Mukunda Angulo. Posing on Ludlow Street with friend. One of six siblings highlighted in the acclaimed documentary, The Wolfpack, by director Crystal Moselle. What made these kids different is that their father confined them to their apartment for 14 years. The movie has been well received by a wide audience. Spring Blitz. Sammy’s Spring Roll […]

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

Warholian Lineage Project Explores His Legacy at Henry Street Gallery [RECAP]

Posted February 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

It often feels like nothing exciting or creative can survive on the Lower East Side anymore and much of our history is being wiped out. Does anything feel adventurous and a little raw? (How many speakeasies and pop-up shops does a gal need, ya know?) So we tend to stop and take notice, encouraged when […]

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Clueless New Businesses ‘PYT’ and ‘Mr. Purple’ Pervert Lower East Side History

Last modified November 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm

There seems to be a new level of cluelessness in the neighborhood. It’s one thing to honor the past, or even nod to it in a cheeky or kitschy way. Such is life with “authentrification” as selling point. However, it’s another thing to reference the icons of the past, while completely missing the point. We […]

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Basquiat and Al Diaz, Photo: Street Art NYC

Al Diaz and Yoav Litvin to Talk About LES Graffiti History and the Current Scene

Posted July 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

Decades after its introduction, the SAMO tag still intrigues and inspires. Commands respect. It’s so well known that there’s a dedicated Wikipedia page with more than two thousand words. Now its co-creator, Al Diaz, who conceived the idea with high school friend Jean-Michel Basquiat (and also went by “Bomb I”), will talk about the graf […]

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PBS to Air Basquiat Documentary, “Radiant Child”

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

The life of Jean-Michel Basquiat is coming to the small screen.

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