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Madonna on Basquiat and Haring

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In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, no pun intended, Madonna talks her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and other artists of her early New York days. "They were incredibly dedicated to their work. I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying[...]

Ch0d3r is never out of line

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Aleem, also known as Chod3r has been drawing for about 3 years now. Keith Haring and Freebase are a big influence in the artwork he does. But at first he used to do a little tagging and sticker slapping. At the time he was obsessed with patterns and making art out of just lines. The patterns and art of people and other pictures came from playing around. [...]

Happy Birthday Keith Haring

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(May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) "I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it." - Keith Haring "People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing inter[...]

#KeithHaringTaughtMe Street Art is the New Fine Art

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It's been more than 30 years since then unknown artist Keith Haring traded his humble beginnings in a small town for the big city dreams of a city like New York and entered school at The School of Visual Arts. That was 1978. It's 2012, and Street Art is a now global phenomenon. The new generation of artists taking a cue from Haring and others of that mov[...]

Four Reasons Why It's a Good Idea to Date an Artist

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In response to our recent article entitled "Four Reasons Why It's a Bad Idea to Date an Artist," here are four reasons why It's a good idea to date an artist. In contrast to the first point about Artists not being good with money, not all artists are starving. In fact, today's artists can earn a fairly modest living with minor notoriety. While bigge[...]

Guess We'll Always Have New York--Exhibition at the Maidstone Explores Artists Love Affair With NYC

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New York has always been a haven for artists. Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, James Baldwin, Keith Haring, Madonna, Jay-Z, the list can fill a Twilight of the brilliant artists that have once been inspired while living in the city of dreams. The Maidstone's latest exhibition, I'm An Artist Living In New York explores the connection between the city an[...]

Foreword Story: Es Negro Pero Fino!

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Growing up in New York City's emerging uptown neighborhood of Washington Heights to Dominican immigrant parents, M. Tony Peralta was seemingly born a child of the hip-hop generation. As a teenager, his eye shifted to graffiti and the work of New York downtown artist Keith Haring. At age 17, Peralta transferred his own artwork onto t-shirts, which he sold[...]

Foreword Story: Copywritten, Don't Copy Me

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When the tabloids went to town, Andy Warhol followed. The late pop artist who has been described as an artistic voyeur was of course a noted news junkie. You can keep your books of Job and David, The New York Post was Andy's Bible. Warhol: Headlines, a new exhibit running at The National Gallery of Art focuses on Warhol's so-called Headline paintings. [...]

TrapperKeeper: 'Arular' Was Bright–Sonically & Visually Kaleidoscopic–Like Keith Haring on Crack

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Maya Arulpragasam came onto the scene in 2005 with her debut, Arular. M.I.A. mirrors the past – leading by sample – and marks the future. From sound to sentiment to style, she lays the groundwork for the new underground of which she spoke in NME In people’s hard drives and their brains, it just hasn’t been outputted yet. We need a digital moshpit like[...]

Foreword Story: Heavy Is The Head

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"He was one of the few people I was truly envious of … but he didn’t know how good he was..." "...and he was plagued with insecurities. He used to say he was jealous of me because music is more accessible and it reached more people. He loathed the idea that art was appreciated by an elite group. When I heard that Jean-Michel had died, I was not surpri[...]

Keith Haring Inspired Cartoon Heels

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I'm rattling these names off the top of my head knowing good and well that you know what I am talking about. Well, how about Nicholas Kirkwood? The designer whose hunky heel pumps, sandals, and boots are a ...

We'll Always Have NY: Work By Lou Patrou

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New York City based artist Lou Patrou has created a body of work that speaks to the city he calls home. It's vibrant, full of life and robust characters. Some of pieces--complete with dancing stick figures and African inspired patterns and prints--remind me of pop art legend Keith Haring--one of my favorite artists. Check out some of our favorite pieces [...]

Is Flavio Melchiorre The New Keith Haring?

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Let me introduce you to Italian illustrator Flavio Melchiorre. Flavio creates these densely-layered vector style abstract works. I love it, but can't help but be reminded of Keith Haring. What do you think? Is Flavio Melchiorre the new Keith Haring? [nggallery id=128]

Video: Dennis Hopper on Art

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In this short film, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection.   Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes of such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.