Basquiat

Seeing the ‘Same Old Gallery’ on Great Jones Street [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2018 at 5:07 am

Same old story, same old gallery. The new NoHo gallery at 57 Great Jones Street, where Jean-Michel Basquiat once lived and worked, opens to the public today. It features artwork from, and inspired by his partner in crime, Al Diaz. As previously reported, Brian Shevlin from the Con Artist Collective and local photographer Adrian Wilson […]

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‘Bohemian’ Restaurant Expanding on Great Jones Street

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

Bohemian Restaurant, the exclusive not-so-secret speakeasy eatery, is a few months from expansion. It’ll soon emerge from its back room and seize the remaining retail floor area. For the time being, however, the front half of 57 Great Jones Street is temporarily home to the Same Old Gallery. This pop-up showroom – launch is September […]

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It’s the ‘Same Old Gallery’ at Basquiat’s Former Studio on Great Jones Street

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Andy Warhol once owned it. Jean-Michel Basquiat lived, worked, and died in it. Now, the ground level of 57 Great Jones Street is under conversion to a temporary gallery concept inspired by the late artist. (It was previously occupied by Japan Premium Beef.) Indeed, one need only scope the name – The Same Old Gallery – […]

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On the 30th Anniversary of his Death, Basquiat Gets Tribute from Al Diaz on Great Jones

Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yesterday (August 12) marks thirty years since Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27. To help pay tribute to his fallen compatriot, legendary Lower East Side street scrawler Al Diaz imparted this silhouette and message on the facade of his former studio at 57 Great Jones Street (where he was found). The […]

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Exhibit Showcases Basquiat as a Teenager

Posted April 27, 2018 at 5:05 am

Howl! Happening has a pretty cool showcase on the horizon. Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat, is a group exhibition honing in on the artists and scene around poetic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s teenaged, pre-fame years. When he was known as one-half of the informal graffiti duo SAMO, who wrote suggestive political dichotomies throughout the Lower […]

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Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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