Thursday, March 26, 2015

Subway art

The Art Gallery of Ontario is having an exhibition of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's works until May 10th. One of the subway stations here in Toronto has a few posters showing his famous pieces, which I thought was pretty fantastic.

(I have not seen the exhibition yet...sigh....)








I am big fan of his work. It was a tragedy that he died at such a young age, but his influence continues to this day.

Do you have a favourite artist that inspires you?


26 comments:

  1. Whaaat, Basquiat? That's SO cool! I'm jealosu, I wish we had this here! But we don't even have a subway.

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  2. Such cool artwork! Love seeing this kind of creativity!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  3. Oh, I love that type of rough folky style. Expressive art is my favorite.

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  4. How cool! I love Basquiat. I hope you get to see this! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  5. Very unique pieces. I like Tolliver and Susan St. James

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  6. I can't remember if I told you, but Daisy is finished with season four now.

    I was expecting her to be grossed out by Oberyn Martell's death. She made me rewind it so she could watch it again.

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  7. The posters are so cool! I bet it's an amazing exhibition.

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  8. I do not know much about this Artist but I'm sure I have heard of him before now. His work is pretty unique.
    Have a great weekend.

    I hope you get the opportunity to go see the exhibition soon...:-)

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  9. Very awesome. The art museum is only a few blocks from where I work, and I like mosying over there once a month to go check out new exhibits just like this. Admittedly I know 0 about art (haha) so most of the fun for me is trying to figure out the subject/inspiration. Which I'm pretty sure I get wrong 90% of the time, but it's fun trying ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  10. i love his stuff!! i can only imagine what his work would have been in the 90s and beyond.

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  11. Lovely series!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  12. Awesome! I'm a big fan of Basquiat as well! Hope you get to check out the exhibition!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. What a fun idea to bring art to a public space like a station, they should do that over here too! Will you go to the exhibition?

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  14. What an amazing way to promote an exhibition. I love art but don't get to indulge in it as much as I used to. I'm also pretty bad with artists names and works though Banksy is one I don't think I'll ever forget lol. I do dream to see some of his work one day too.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  15. Those are VERY cool Emmy! He was amazing. So sorry to hear that he died. But what a wonderful remembrance.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. I hope you get to go, would be amazing.

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  17. I love exploring street art too! Isn't it interesting to see random people paint or draw some talented work on the walls!

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