A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket  at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, earlier this week. Photograph: New York Times Service

A Japanese billionaire’s astronomical ambitions to become the first tourist to circle the moon in Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket may have been tainted by t(...)

Rapper Denise Chaila: ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat was powerful and important because he segued into fine art but never forgot that he began as a street artist’
Denise Chaila: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, which came out in 2018. It’s a gorgeous fantasy story, written (...)

Trumpstreet art by Subset, shown in Wonder Walls

Graffiti has a very deep history, although people tend to paint over it. Jean-Michel Basquiat? Etchings in ancient Greece and Rome? Cave paintings? If(...)

Debbie Harry on her memoir: ‘I should put a disclaimer on the cover.’ Photograph: Celeste Sloman/New York Times

For decades, Debbie Harry has been saving her fan art, hundreds of versions of that familiar siren face, rendered by admirers of all talents. There ar(...)

Jean-Michel Basquiat in Boom for Real. Photograph: Alexis Adler

In the three decades since he died, aged 27, from a heroin overdose, Jean-Michel Basquiat has inspired many documentaries and films, including Julian (...)

Rashid Johnson, Steel Plant Sculpture at Lismore Castle Arts
The skin we’re in

Rashid Johnson Lismore Castle Arts, Co Waterford. Until October 14th lismorecastlearts.ie ★★★ When Facts Don’t Matter: Alan Butler, Constant Dullaart(...)

Christie’s employees take bids for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi during the postwar and contemporary art evening sale at Christie’s New York on Wednesday. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago, has sold at(...)

Leonardo da Vincis ‘Salvator Mundi’  on display at Christie’s New York  during a press preview for the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

It was hailed as the greatest artistic find of the past 50 years, a masterpiece disguised behind amateur layers of paint and found festering in obscur(...)

 Top of the market: Untitled (Pecho/Oreja) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Photograph  Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Even those who feel their love of art is pure are likely to feel a shiver of envy at news of insane prices fetched at auction: $110.5 million (€95 mil(...)

‘Cabra’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat and currently owned by Yoko Ono, will be auctioned in New York on November 16th. The estimate is $9 million-$12 million. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Sotheby’s

What’s happening? Sotheby’s will auction a painting from the private collection of Yoko Ono entitled Cabra by Jean-Michel Basquiat in New York on Nov(...)

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