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Jean-Michel Basquiat, the New York graffiti artist who became an international sensation before dying at 27, would have had some interesting things to say about today’s athlete-led protests for racial justice. For evidence, you need only look at his work, especially a series of paintings called Famous Negro Athletes. They’re sketches of baseball players, usually […]

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Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Jackson, Under Armour, White House -

This has been one of the longest weeks in Washington I can think of in a really long time. Here’s hoping that we make it through the weekend with our democracy intact. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more precarious at the White House, the president takes off on a foreign trip. Obviously, […]

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A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby's auction of contemporary art Thursday night.

The post Basquiat painting sells for record $110.5M at New York auction appeared first on theGrio.

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Cover Stories, Eric Garner, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Movies, Spike Lee -

The original poster for Spike Lee’s 1989 Do the Right Thing is in many ways a narrative trap. On opposite sides stand Sal and Mookie, white and black, business owner and worker, looking simultaneously up and at viewers asking the question the film makes you consider: Which of the two did the Right Thing? The […]

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27 Club, Black Entertainers, Celebrity deaths, Editor's Picks, Forever 27 Club, jean-michel basquiat, Jimi Hendrix, List -

The Forever 27 Club is comprised of talented artists and musicians who passed away at […]

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