Jean-Michel Basquiat was a Neo-Expressionist painter in the 1980s and has been credited with bringing the African-American and Latino experience into the elite art world. Basquiat’s reputation has soared since his death from a drug overdose in 1988 at the age of 27. He is best known for his primitive style and his collaboration with […]

Contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley’s latest exhibit opened last Saturday at Chelsea’s Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City. With An Economy of Grace, Wiley – celebrated for his evocative portraits of black male street models classically posed against vibrant floral backdrops – offers a sumptuous feast for the eyes and an addendum to the political and […]