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Jean-Michel Basquiat Graffiti Painting Live – video

Wanna see SAMO / Jean-Michel Basquiat piecing live downtown NYC? This graffiti video clip which dates back to 1981 shows the graffiti artist in action. This video art clip nicely demonstrates some of the unique nature of graffiti art: * its illegality bringing the need to work ‘under cover’ and enhancing the importance of signature […]

Contemporary Art Dealer’s Gift to the British

Jackie Wullschlager at FT.com, in its section on art collecting, offers a landmark article ‘An Art Dealer’s Gift to the British’: “At a rowdy Gilbert and George opening in the mid-1970s, the two artists known as the “living sculptures” dared Anthony d’Offay, a shy, fusty dealer in English art, to kiss Anne Seymour, then one […]

‘Works on Paper’ Shows New Art This Weekend in New York

Perhaps because works on paper have traditionally been called ‘minor works’, the 21st rendering of the ‘Works on Paper’ art show in New York City might make a major mark. The reference of ‘minor works’ refers to a comparison to oils on canvas which usually steal the limelight and the wall space in galleries, mostly […]

Keith Haring’s Pop Art Language – contemporary artist biography

Click images for purchase info ‘People saw it as something that wasn’t really by one artist but was a vocabulary open to anyone.’ This is what Keith Haring himself said about his work. And this vocabulary consists of simple, almost primitive, archetypal images, strung together in complete sentences. It is this communicative quality that makes […]

Private Family Collections of Contemporary Art in Miami

Art Basel Miami brought again lots of attention to the two major private art collections in Miami, the Margulies Collection and the Rubell Collection. The Margulies Collection | 2008 – 2009 Exhibition The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, Florida, is said to be one of the city’s most stunning private collections. It includes sculpture, […]

Rene Magritte’s Surrealism: Meticulous, Witty Illusions

“Ceci n’est pas une pipe”. Who has not heard of the text on this very famous painting, ‘La Trahison des Images’? It was painted by the Belgium surrealist pioneer, René Magritte. La Trahison des Images Rene Magritte Exactly two years ago I was lucky to see a wonderful show at the Los Angeles County Museum […]

Timeline of Art History: United States & Canada, 1900 ad – present

List of significant American art, artistic events and influences that mark the last century of American art. ARCHITECTURE 1900 In the design of the Ward W. Willitts House in Highland Park, Illinois, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) creates the “Prairie Style,” a modernist aesthetic for architecture and design that complements the Midwestern landscape. DANCE 1903 San […]

Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum Shows Broad Collection

Through September 2008, BCAM at LACMA will show its inaugural installation. The newly opened Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA holds some of the most iconic artworks from the last four decades—most from the famed Broad Collections. Reflecting Eli and Edythe Broad’s practice of collecting artists in depth, BCAM’s 60,000 sq ft gallery space (about […]

No Name For Art Carnival #3

Welcome to the #3 edition of the no name for ART carnival. The sections to this carnival are: museum shows and gallery shows artwork and artist reviews art collecting how art is made other submitted articles on contemporary fine art museum shows | gallery shows Pooch by Oscar Oiwa The Museum of Contemporary Art in […]

Pop Artist Peter Max

Pop Artist Peter Max, like his contemporary Andy Warhol, had his artistic way with iconic figures. While Andy Warhol captured Marilyn and Liz in Day-Glo glory, Peter Max caught the visages of the Statue of Liberty, the Mona Lisa and George Washington in vibrant Technicolor. They both took a turn with Mick Jagger. But Max […]