Tag Archives: Basquiat

Murals: The City’s clothing in contemporary society

Murals: The City’s clothing in contemporary society

All around the world, no matter what city you find yourself in, murals predominate as the primary art form in public spaces. Whether it’s graffiti artists tagging street corners and dilapidated buildings or a more traditional piece taking up an entire side of a skyscraper, it’s hard to be in any major city and not […]

Basquiat and Warhol: Exploitative or even-handed relationship?

Basquiat and Warhol - wall in Wynwood, Miami FL

Basquiat and Warhol, the Pop Art master, became good friends and constant collaborators, creating works of art that were vibrant and brilliant.  Was this relationship authentic, however, or did it have a slightly darker side? During the rise of the hip-hop, punk, and street art movements of the late 1970’s, Basquiat started his rise to […]