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Written by Harmony Difo Fear not! For behold, I bring you tidings of great joy! On February 7th, 2013, the largest demonstration of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work in 8 years was presented at Gagosian Gallery’s 24th Street location. Glassy-eyed Basquiat fans of all sorts and styles waited on lines for hours, compulsively grinning and referring to the “power,” “street-cred,” “aggression,” and “musicality” of the 60 paintings inside with the fervor of religious zealots speaking in tongues staring agape at an image of the Christ-child himself. However, walking around the gallery before this organized mob descended, these old “Basquiat buzzwords” lost all meaning. This time, Gagosian’s painting placement, brilliant and precise, highlighted pieces that were by no means “aggressive” or “street.” Rather it was the delicate, passive paintings from Basquiat’s final days that lit up the evening. These final works, disjointed by his heroin addiction and face-to-face with death, are the ones that actually defy the labels which Basquiat believed his audience branded onto him without his consent. So, feel free to leave all labels at the gallery door and simply watch a young artist once erroneously described as, “primal” and “aggressive,” morph into a contemplative 2013 neo-contemporary painter before your very eyes. Hark! A child is born in the post-Obama art world, and he shall be named, Basquiat!
WOW!!!! I DID THIS INTERVIEW 19 YEARS AGO,WITH A VERY YOUNG RYAN CAMERON AS THE HOST
I GOTTA GET THIS
This is LEGO‘s newest creating: the Star Wars inspired Red Five X-wing Starfighter. While I can’t attest to being a die hard LEGO fan, at least not any longer, it does look damn cool, as well as detailed.
Much like the movie prop, the wings of the Red Five X-Fighter open and close dependent on the flight path and the pilot’s need for maneuverability versus speed, or one would assume. That said, a knob at the back activates this feature, and thanks to a counter weight design it looks like the wings will open and close with relative ease and not fail after a few attempts.
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Great news for Archos fans. The company is further expanding its line of tablet computing solutions. We reviewed the formidable but slightly flawed Archos Gen X10 running Android. The company took all the cool ideas from that device and slapped them in the recently announced Titanium line of impending Archos tablets. But what’s this–yet another new line of tablets!? What so ever could be the difference? Well this new Platinum line will be the first tablets on the Android platform to feature true HD IPS display types that combine with the beefy performance of a Quad-Core CPU.
There are 3-new tablets in the Platinum line. Each features a distinguished aluminum design. At the bottom tier is the Archos 80 Platinum, an 8-inch slab that kicks out a 1024 x 768 resolution across its IPS screen. This device boasts speeds that are twice as fast as the popular Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Further trumping the Kindle, the 80 Platinum has double the RAM and a rear-facing camera, for only a $199 and it’s available later this month.
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