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Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure Gives The Pop Culture Icon a Second Life

jm basquiat king pleasure photo by gail worley
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This is purely coincidental, but maybe ten days before I attended the massive new exhibit Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure, a pair of brazen art thieves attempted to steal one of the late artist’s paintings — valued at $45,000 — from a Chelsea art gallery in broad daylight. The crime was easily foiled as the couple — who, sadly, avoided apprehension — attempted to just walk out of the gallery holding the artwork. Ballsy! I mention this to illustrate the fact that Basquiat’s popularity hasn’t waned  in the 34 years since his death from an accidental drug overdose at age 28. Though he did not get to live a long life,  Jean-Michel Basquiat  lives on through his art, and King Pleasure is here to make sure he is not forgotten.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Knives By Andy Warhol

andy warhol pink knives photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Just when you think you’ve seen every piece of art by Andy Warhol, you discover that the Brooklyn Museum has an exhibit called Revelation, where I saw a bunch of stuff I had no idea even existed — and for Warhol completist like me, that is saying something. This expansive exhibit (on through June 19th, 2022) examines themes in Warhol’s body of work such as life and death, power and desire, the role and representation of women, Renaissance imagery, family and immigrant traditions and rituals, depictions and duplications of Christ, and the Catholic body and queer desire. It’s a must-see for any Warhol fan, for sure. This painting of Pink Knives shares a gallery with many colorful and (of course) repetitive depictions of Knives, Guns and Crosses. Very fun!

Must See Exhibit: Andy Warhol Prints at the National Arts Club

Do you like Andy Warhol? I sure do. He is by far my favorite artist (living or dead) and it always seems like, even when I think I have seen all of his works, there is something new to discover.

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Andy’s 15 Minutes of Foam Mini Soap Bar!

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Since we all are washing out hands much more thee days, why not ‘wash away the superficial’ with Andy’s 15 Minutes of Foam Bath Bar Mini Soap. This 2 oz (56 g) Mini Soap Bar is made from a vegetable base, with glycerine, cocoa butter, olive oil, grapeseed oil, and the calming fragrance of lavender and chamomile essential oils.  Not tested on animals and made in the USA, this fun and functional soap sells for just $3.95 at This Link!

Modern Art Monday Presents: Andy Warhol, Portrait of Keith Haring and Juan Dubose

keith haring and juan dubose by andy warhol photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

In the 1980’s, Andy Warhol befriended several young artists of notoriety, including Keith Haring, with whom he also collaborated. Celebrated for his public and socially conscious art, Haring is pictured here with his then-boyfriend, DJ Juan Dubose. This portrait (1983) is rare, within Warhol’s oeuvre and in the visual culture of its time, in its depiction of intimacy between an interracial same-sex couple.

Photographed, Against a Wallpaper Comprised of Warhol’s Silkscreened Celebrity Portraits, in The Jewish Museum in Upper Manhattan