Jean-Michel Basquiat Dancing in "Downtown 81"

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 11, 2011
As we get set to release our April 2011 issue, created in conjunction with the MOCA and their "Art In the Streets" exhibition, we look at a clip of one of the early pioneering films depicting early 1980's NYC graffiti and street culture, the Jean-Michel Basquiat starring, Glenn O'Brien written "Downtown 81." Watch Basquiat dance after the jump . . .

Blondie "The Hardest Part" featuring art by Fab 5 Freddy x LEE x Basquiat

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 11, 2011
We end the work week with a music video that Fab 5 Freddy told us about this week: Blondie's "The Hardest Part." Fred was telling us about how he and LEE painted all the background and floor pieces, and Jean-Michel Basquiat came in and finished off the wall with various writings. Amazing time. Historical time. Watch the video after the jump . . .

The Museum of Old and New Art aims to be the Subversive Adult Disneyland with Erotic Art

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 20, 2011
Chances are, going to Tasmania might not happen for you in 2011. Not that it isn't a nice place, but getting to Australia is a difficult proposition for anyone in the world, no matter you live. But this may entice you: the opening of the Museum of Old and New Art, aiming to be Australia's first "subversive adult Disneyland, with erotic art installations, intersecting with themes of life and death." More after the jump . . .

Basquiat—Exclusive Spreads from the New Taschen Book

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This Spring, TASCHEN is releasing one the most highly-anticipated books of the year, a book simply titled, Basquiat. Leonhard Emmerling, who authored both TASCHEN’s Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jackson Pollock books, has compiled what looks to be one of the more detailed explorations on Basquiat to date. Exclusive images of inside the book after the jump . . .

Film of 2010, Part 2—Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 31, 2010
Tamara Davis' Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, with great interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Julian Schnabel, and other pivotal art figures of NYC in the 1980s, is being hailed as the definitive Basquiat documentary, and to us was our favorite art film of 2010. It presented Basquiat as a larger than life artist, but also as just a man inside the legend. More after the jump . . .

Basquiat was born 12-22-1960

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We almost forgot to mention this, but today Jean-Michel Basquiat would have been 50, being born on December 22, 1960. Of course we all know he died of the young age of 27 of a heroin overdose, but his legendary and influential fine art and work on the streets under the moniker "SAMO" has been well-documented and preserved.
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