In Paris for Maison & Objet? A do not miss expo…

21Jan11

Sure, you’ll be exhausted and exhilirated from all the lovelies you feasted your eyes on at the show hall… But remember, you’re in Paris. You MUST take advantage of some of the cultural offerings going on now. I’ll be sharing some suggestions throughout the weekend. Amusez-vous bien!

BASQUIAT at the Musée d’art moderne (through January 30th)

Basquiat began his career in the late 70s tagging the streets of SoHo with the tag name SAMO (standing for Same Old Shit). He used colourful graphics and messages attached to his tag name to bring about a message. By 1979 he declared SAMO was dead and moved on to painting.. another of his many talents. He collaborated with Andy Warhol, dated the likes of Madonna and David Bowie and by 27 died desolate and isolated thanks to a heroin overdose.

A few of his works:

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