Daily Archives: March 8, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Trailer for the new documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features never-before seen footage of the prolific artist painting, talking about his art, and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988. 

The OST features music from Mike D and Ad Rock. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child was released on Feb 21st.

Hat tip:  The Documentary Blog + Escape Into Life

The Radiant Child by Rene Ricard

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Prize Bull

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H Call, “Prize Bull” 1876, Natl Gallery of Art

Roanoke, VA. – The Taubman Museum of Art presents a selection of American folk art paintings from the Colonel Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch Collection at the National Gallery of Art as part of its spring schedule.  American Naive Paintings from teh Garbisch Collection will open to the public on March 5 and remain on view through May 16, 2010.
The 35 works in the exhibition were created by folk artists who had little or no training in the arts.  Portraits, landscapes, sporting and maritime scenes, and depictions of memorable historical events will engage audiences with their unique qualities of simplicity, directness and creative vitality in color and design.

 

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Map of China by Ai Weiwei

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A visitor stands behind the artwork ‘Map of China’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, EPA/TOBIAS HASE.

LONDON.- Tate and Unilever announced that the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will undertake the eleventh commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern (12 October 2010 – 25 April 2011). He will be the first artist living and working in the Asia-Pacific region to be commissioned for the series. Born in Beijing in 1957, Ai Weiwei is one of the most prominent and influential figures in Chinese art today. In his many roles as conceptual artist, curator, critic, designer and architect, his work encompasses a wide range of challenging and often provocative activity. Ai has played a key role in the development of contemporary Chinese art over the last two decades, from his role in the radical avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ in 1979, to his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron in designing the national ‘Bird’s Nest’ stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. 

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