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Gramercy Park Hotel

The Gramercy Park Hotel, situated just off New York’s exclusive private park, is fancy.  It is evident in every detail in every facet of the hotel that it was created by […]

Mudd Club

Everyone who became someone hung out at Tribeca’s Mudd Club from 1978 until 1983. The loft itself was owned by Ross Bleckner, the fourth floor was a gallery curated by […]

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Studio and Apartment

In this building with private Japanese restaurant ,Bohemian, the native New Yorker, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here until his overdose at that magical age of 27. He had a rich short life- starting as a graffiti artist, writing “SAMO,” before joining the punk rock scene with this band with Vincent Gallo called “Gray.” Frequenting and playing Max’s Kansas City, CBGB and Mudd Club, he began meeting the art stars- being cast in the movie “Downtown 81” and in Blondie’s “Rapture” video.

William S. Burroughs: Forever Cool Kid

  Thanks to the Ace for sharing these!

VIDEO: Downtown 81 in its Entirety

It’s the weekend, and so I give you the gift of art history- the iconic film starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81, in its entirety. The film is like a time […]

The Brian Newman Quintet by Luma Rouge

How awesome is this drawing of my friend Brian Newman and his epic Quintet by Luma Rouge? I love it- it captures the glamor and buzz of nightlife like Toulouse-Laurtec’s […]

Get Arthletic for Tonight’s Openings

So tonight is gonna be crazy, you’d better study up to make sure you hit all the good openings. Here are a few picks that you can find us at […]

Popcorn Time

I just did a round up of good arty movies for Artfetch- check em all out here. We can gaze upon an artist’s piece to get a glimpse into their […]

CHERYL is the World

LOVING this “We are the World” moment at CHERYL‘s last party, “Weekend at Basquiat’s”!

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