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Jean-Michel Basquiat

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  • R.I.P. Rammellzee: The original abstract-rapping outlaw

     
    Before MF Doom donned a metal mask, before Cypress Hill and the Beastie Boys conquered the adenoidal vocal and street art was bound in $100 books for sale at Taschen, Rammellzee was the original train-bombing, abstract-rapping outlaw. He passed away......
  • Broad says downtown art museum would draw better than one in Santa Monica

     
    Eli Broad says he still hasn't decided between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles as a site for a new museum to house his contemporary art collection. But in a conversation Wednesday with Times editorial board members and reporters, Broad......
  • Entertainment and pro football executive Steve Tisch joins LACMA's board of trustees

     
    Steve Tisch, an award-winning film and television producer and chairman of pro football's New York Giants, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Tisch, a partner in the production company Escape......
  • Monster Mash: Michael Jackson portrait beats estimates; 'Rent' controversy in Vegas; Met Opera's windfall

     
    -- Sold / not sold: A 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson by Andy Warhol beat estimates by selling for $812,500 and a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat went unsold at a Christie's auction in New York. (Bloomberg)-- Shows must go on:......
  • Tag, this artist is definitely it

    Tag, this artist  is definitely it
    Over the course of a career that has variously infuriated anti-graffiti task force officers and enthralled Japanese street couture collectors -- meaning winning props from hip-hop superstars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams -- the pop artist KAWS has...
  • 'The Universe of Keith Haring'

    'The Universe of Keith Haring'
    The bane of documentaries on creative people is that they're often little more than a fan's note, of interest only to those who already know and love the work in question. "The Universe of Keith Haring" starts out that way but the force of the late...
  • Jeff Whetstone at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery @ Hudson Salon

    Jeff Whetstone at Karyn Lovegrove Gallery @ Hudson Salon
    Jeff Whetstone spent a good part of 2007 underground, creeping through the caverns and passageways that form vast networks of caves in Tennessee and Alabama. The North Carolina-based photographer took an assistant with him, along with loads of battery-...
  • Off the floor, onto the walls

    In the few hours before twilight, you can find Dave Lefner driving slowly through Los Angeles' sprawl, peering from the window of his black Ford Explorer, seeking out shadows. Mostly, it's signs that catch his attention: "Liquor!" and "Cigarettes!" and...