Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Vintage Shots of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s SAMO© Graffiti

Today’s feature is brought to you by our friends at Flavorwire, where Marina Galperina briefly discusses vintage images of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s SAMO© Graffiti. At the end of the ’70s, as New York City’s Soho transformed from an ethnic factory district to the art hub of the elite, the graffiti collective SAMO© — made up of an anonymous teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat, his high school friend/graff veteran[.....]

Valerie Hegarty and Shannon Plumb at Nicelle Beauchene

Valerie Hegarty’s recent work at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery can be described as “petrified relics.”  After recreating famous works of art that recall Pollock, Rothko, and LeWitt, Hegarty then skillfully destroys parts of the work  to suggest damage by natural events.  Starry Rothko appears to be a Mark Rothko painting singed beyond recognition by fire and heat, leaving only a smoldering vestige of what is considered[.....]