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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Martin Wong and other artists at the Whitney Museum

At the time Jean-Michel Basquiat died (my post about the documentary and exhibition for the 50th anniversary of his birth), I was drawing my observing eye a.k.a da-eYe in the streets of Paris. And when I visited ‘Les Hiéroglyphes de Keith Haring’ in Paris, da-eYe had to pay tribute to his mentor (my post + pic here). If you’ve been reading this ... More
Keith Haring, some ‘Hiéroglyphes’ and a Google Doodle

Keith Haring was an artist and a social activist, and he directly influenced me as a teenage artist. Last year I had the chance to go to the Musée en Herbe in Paris and see the show ‘Les Hiéroglyphes de Keith Haring’. It was clearly aimed at children with puzzles and games but Haring’s work was everywhere. I had a great time seeing the ... More
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child and an Exhibition

I was a teenager when Jean-Michel Basquiat died, and at this time I was drawing my observing eye in the streets of Paris. Like I said in Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… Remembering the good old days!, graffiti and video games were my main hobbies during this period, and I can still remember what I was doing when Andy Warhol died in 1987, Jean-Michel ... More
Grandmaster Flash, Seen, Jordans… Remembering the good old days!

It was the end of the 1980s and everything was going to change for me. We used to meet in the lobby of the building, the smooth floor was perfect for teenage boys (and some adventurous girls, obviously) to glide and moonwalk. They were also slipping and tripping, a boombox was jamming out hip hop music before we decide to go ‘find a wall’. At ... More
Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag, Sarajevo and Keith Haring

I unfortunately didn’t have much time left to hang around lately but there are some exhibitions I couldn’t miss. “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005“, a major retrospective of Leibovitz’s work, was definitely one of these. Last September, I spent an entire afternoon at the Maison Européenne de la ... More

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