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Keith Haring ranks among the most iconic, influential and popular artists in the world. Opening twenty years after his death, “Keith Haring: 1978–1982” is a rare and in-depth look at the prolific early years that established Haring’s language as an artist, his politics and social conscience, and his open homosexuality. The historic exhibition opened on March 16th at the Brooklyn Museum and chronicles the early career of Keith Haring in New York City, through the years when he opened his studio and took his art to the streets.
Organized by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, the exhibition traces the development of Haring’s extraordinary visual vocabulary. “Keith Haring: 1978–1982” includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings and documentary photographs.
This piece includes a number of vintage photographs, a photo-gallery and the documentary, “The Universe of Keith Haring.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/the-early-works-of-keith-haring-1978-1982/Keith Haring ranks among the most iconic, influential and popular artists in the... more
Sean Flanigan, The Gothamologist, talks of the glory days of St. Mark's Place and the seventies club scene with downtown treasure Jimmy Webb and New York dandy Patrick McDonald, at Trash & Vaudeville in the East Village, and with psychic counsellor Kyler James in Washington Square Park.Sean Flanigan, The Gothamologist, talks of the glory days of St. Mark's Place and... more
Changes in Chicago and New York City during the 1960's and 1970's are documented through the presentation of vintage photographs, two slide shows and two documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/change-in-the-metropolis-a-tale-of-two-cities/Changes in Chicago and New York City during the 1960's and 1970's are... more
Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Tom Wesselmann experienced outstanding auction results last week in New York at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Works by Warhol, Haring and Wesselmann sold well above the initial estimates.
http://guyhepner.com/pages/news/warhol-haring-wesselmann-set-records-at-auctionAndy Warhol, Keith Haring and Tom Wesselmann experienced outstanding auction results... more
Susan Blond began her career as a painter with a one-woman show at Harvard University and an invitation to be a part of the Whitney Museum's acclaimed Independent Study Program, which through the years has helped foster the careers of many influential artists, including her classmate, Julian Schnabel. Susan immersed herself in the New York art world and quickly found herself a part of Andy Warhol's inner circle, spending her time at the Factory and acting in Warhol and Paul Morrissey movies.
Susan teamed up with fellow Warhol personalities Tinkerbelle and the poet, Taylor Mead, to star in Anton Perich's controversial public access shows, which were the first underground shows on television and helped pave the way for the legendary Manhattan cable programs that would follow.
Susan's dynamic personality landed her a job at Warhol's Interview Magazine, which she parlayed into a job at United Artists, where she represented Blacksploitation soundtracks and later to Epic Records, where she became the first female Vice President and helped guide the careers of The Clash and Michael Jackson when they were in their prime.
After 13 years at Epic, Susan left to form her own PR company, Susan Blond Inc., which she still runs as president and CEO to this day. Blond's impressive roster has included Prince, The Grateful Dead, Morrissey, The Beach Boys, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Ice Cube, Sean "Puffy" Combs, and just about every other superstar on the planet.
http://www.revelinnewyork.com/videos/susan-blondSusan Blond began her career as a painter with a one-woman show at Harvard University... more
Can't wait for this to come out...
Amazing time in NYC, huge amounts of creativity and talent with a societal backdrop of 80's exuberance, but marred by the NY east side's abject poverty.
Tragic tale of an extremely talented artist.
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The year 1971-1974, way before most of you were even a twinkle in your Papa’s eye, is generally regarded as the era when most of the pioneering works in graffiti were created. And at least until the mid 80’s, graffiti was still considered subversive despite the fact that “legit” artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat who jumped on the graffiti bandwagon earlier and had already jumped off by that time.
Now almost 40 years later, graffiti has been totally adopted by the mainstream and is considered almost quaint and retro. The angst, rebellion, and hand sprayed styles of the 70’s, have been replaced by Anime-inspired characters and a revival of 80’s Blek le Rat inspired stencils (hello Banksy) that often feel more like graphic design then traditional graffiti except for the fact it is still done illegally.
Despite our lamenting it is good to know the scene in some form is still thriving. And now it appears you can make a decent buck off graffiti or at least acquire 15 minutes of fame, something totally unheard of in 1972.
Here are a few graffiti highlights from this summer so far:
Grand Ma Gritty’s favorite store, Lord & Taylor broke with blue haired tradition last month by featuring graffiti murals in 11 windows by 5 artists from TATS CRU the self-professed Mural Kings from the Boogie Down aka The Bronx. TATS CRU came together back in the early 80’s and has retained an authentic hand sprayed, gritty style.
We use to think Pearl Paint was the graffiti artist’s super store but we were wrong. Now a legit graffiti artist’s establishment has hit the scene this summer on Greenpoint Ave in Brooklyn. “Alphabeta” carries everything a graffiti artist may need minus the "get of jail free" card for illegally spraying. But they may have even solved that problem. They offer their walls on the large outdoor space up to artists. Now they need a freaking website.
We love it when Euros take up an American pastime and make it uniquely their own. We love the paintless new spin on graffiti called “Cuprocking” in the video above. And below you may view the subversively cute graffiti scribbled on Hamburg's walls this summer.
Have some graffiti news to share? Tell us: email@example.comThe year 1971-1974, way before most of you were even a twinkle in your Papa’s... more
The Gap and The Whitney joined forces on cool artist tees but they cost $28!!!!
Uniqlo has the coolest art tees on the planet and they are only $15.50
You decide you has the coolest tees on the planetThe Gap and The Whitney joined forces on cool artist tees but they cost $28!!!!... more