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NYC Art Gems: Pull up to ArtsClub NYC for inclusive paint and sips

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Artsclub NYC has got you covered. Artsclub NYC is a company that hosts art-related events every weekend.

Their mission is to make art more accessible to everyone, not just the leaders within the art world. We had a chance to experience one of their paint and sip nights last weekend and t’was very lit.

 

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⚡️Join us on February 23 for our first Basquiat Party! ⚡️ We’ll be learning about the life & work of this record breaking artist, before making our own Basquiat-inspired masterpieces. 🔗 Link to tickets in our bio and check out our last post for a ticket giveaway!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎨 Paramount, 1984-85. [on view in the Andy Warhol exhibition @whitneymuseum ] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👨🏿‍🎨 Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988 & Andy Warhol Lawrence, 1928-1987. [American]. Throughout his career, Andy Warhol would collaborate with artists and friends to make his art. His relationship with Basquiat, who he met in 1981, was particularly fruitful; the pair produced hundreds of works together. Basquiat began his career as a graffiti artist and the gestural, expressive marks of this medium would exemplify his work even once he’d become a star of the mainstream art world. Like Warhol, he was interested in themes of capitalism and celebrity and would combine image and text freely in his work. His life, and career, was cut short when he died from a drug overdose at age 27, but his cultural influence – and art market value – has only soared, receiving multiple lyrical references in hip hop to record prices at auction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #art #nyc #artsclub #newyork #warhol #andywarhol #basquiat #painting #weekend #saturday

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The inclusive paint and sip included a half-hour lecture about the artist of inspiration for the night, Basquiat. Basquiat will forever be a beloved artist of New York, but there are tons of stories people still don’t know about him.

Basquiat was more than an artist he was a BOSS! Did you know that he lit up a blunt on a first class flight to LA?  In fact, when scolded by the stewardess he responded,

“I thought this was first class.”

Have you ever seen the first magazine cover Basquiat did for the New York Times Magazine back in 1985 where he’s barefooted?  Lowkey, you would’ve never known that homie refused to put his shoes on.

Plus, we can’t ignore the fact he is the artist responsible for bringing the crown usually found in street art, into the gallery space. LEGEND! As a New Yorker, and a passionate art lover it was a shock to learn the deeper story about Basquiat’s rise in the art world.

What made this lecture even better was the fact everyone was sipping on wine or beer, eagerly waiting to start their own masterpiece on the wooden canvas provided for us, along with acrylic and enamel paint, and paint brushes.

The last two hours were spent getting sauced on Coconut Rosé FRUTApops, comparing canvases with friends, and reflecting on the story of a legend.

 

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Basquiat painting party last night with @artsclubnyc 🎨👑

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This is just the average Saturday night at ArtsClub.

Hit them up this weekend for a Warhol Factory Party. Remember, regardless of your knowledge or skills related to art. ALL are welcome!

 

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👯‍♂️ What a dynamic duo these two are! After last night’s fab Basquiat event, we can’t wait to party with Warhol next weekend. 🎉 Open bar, screen printing, coloring, DJ, photo booth and more. 🔗 Grab a friend and get your tickets now, link in bio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎨 Warhol and Basquiat Sitting 1987, 1987. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👨🏻‍🎨 Tseng Kwong Chi, 1950-1990. [Hong Kong / New York; Photographer] Befriending many of its key figures, Chi photographed the artists emerging from the downtown arts scene of New York in the 1970s & 80s. His most famous work, ‘East Meets West’, sees Chi turn the camera on himself as he takes self-portraits at iconic sites around the world. In each he poses in a costume modeled after Chairman Mao’s, the Communist leader who Andy Warhol would immortalize in his brightly colored screen prints. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #art #nyc #newyork #artsclub #warhol #andywarhol #basquiat #weekend #party #painting

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