Welcome to the “Backyard Biennial”Welcome to the “Backyard Biennial,” which kicks off today, Friday, September 22 at 6:30 PM, a showcase of art, photography, and live events at the home of artist Patrice Helmar in Ridgewood, Queens. The Biennial runs on Saturday, September 23 from 12–6 PM; Sunday, September 24 from 12–8 PM; and Saturday, September 30 from 12–6:30 PM. Among the artists exhibited are faves Delphine Adama Fawundu, Yoav Horesh, and Thomas Roma — the Columbia University connection.
Jean-Michel Basquiat joined the 27 Club on August 12, 1988. He died young, at the height of his success, breaking through boundaries that had marginalised countless African-American artists their rightful place in museums, galleries, and history books. With the $110.5 million sale of his painting at auction earlier this year, Basquiat once again was established at the pinnacle of American art, with his work setting records and putting him in the company of Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.
It is the most perfect clarity of the sun. Like so much cotton candy it disappears once tasted on the tongue. That’s not how this begins, but I can’t begin. I am in the middle of a story that never ends. It is like stepping into a river, never to enter the same spot twice and I try, for a third time today to find the words that escape my grasp… for my hands are open, palms facing down.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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