GREECE, Athens : Women walk past shut down store with graffiti on it in central Athens on March 30, 2015. Cash-strapped Greece wrangles with
its eurozone partners over a new package of economic reforms needed to
unlock a vital 7.2-billion-euro tranche of bailout funds ahead of a
crucial week of negotiations.AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI
It is always tough to say good-bye to these little weirdos. This one sold the other day and now he will be sleeping in someone else’s bed until the end of time… Or until he increases dramatically in worth. Peace, Love, and all that shit. 🍄💙🍭
For this month’s #TargetFirstSaturday, we celebrate the opening of Basquiat:The Unknown Notebooks.To properly pay homage to the life of such a creative individual, we had to get in his mindset and bring in everything Basquiat loved: from jazz, to poetry, to graffiti and more. The evening kicks off with a performance by the James
Francies Trio ,
a jazz band with a set influenced by 1980s NYC. Once you’re in that
downtown mood, head upstairs to learn more about Basquiat—either by
hearing curator Tricia
Laughlin Bloom discuss the creation of the exhibition, or by catching Tamra Davis’s intimate documentary, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant
In Basquiat’s notebooks, even more than in his text-laden paintings,
we can see the mind of a poet at work. Cave Canem presents Poetry
Meets Art, featuring readings from LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Roger Reeves. You
may just be moved to pen your own poetry afterwards. Luckily, we’ve got
the Writhing Society here to line-break it
down for you in a writing workshop. And because Basquiat got his start
in that most public poetry forum of all, graffiti, you’ll also have the
chance to contribute to a collective mural with Slackgaze.
For those folks with little ones out there, take
a parenting tip from Queen Bey and start getting your kids into Basquiat now. Children’s author Javaka Steptoe presents his book Radiant
Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Join us for a hands-on art workshop—making crowns inspired by
Basquiat’s famous logo. Beyoncé, if you’re reading this, some of us here
think Blue Ivy would look adorable in one, so feel free to stop by!
The night closes out with a set by Lion
Babe, an r&b duo Rolling Stone thinks is one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” Yes, we are here
to help keep y’all in the loop. Join us this Saturday for these events and more. You’ll leave with very little left Unknown about
the legendary Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.