New York and the Art of Andy Warhol

American Stock Exchange Building

The name of Andy Warhol and the city of New York are almost synonymous, even though the artist is technically from Pittsburgh. He made New York his home in 1949 and took over the art scene in the city, becoming one of the most prolific forerunners of the Pop Art movement. He’s … Read more

Top Famous Artists from New York

Actor Robert Downey Jr. smiling for the picture

With the most iconic Statue of Liberty and ever-vibrant and full of life Times Square, New York is one of the most populated cities in the United States. New York hosts a massive metropolitan area and population with exemplary cultural diversity and thriving commerce. From sports to education and technology to art … Read more

Top 10 Famous New York City Based Fashion Designers

Tory Burch

Fashion is an ever-changing part of daily life. All past eras can be recognized because of the distinct look people had back then. Clothing and its design has evolved along with mankind, and has almost always taken inspiration from current events and societal norms. As such, fashion designers have always been sought … Read more

Biography of Lady Gaga

Gaga vax at Madame Tussauds London

The name of Lady Gaga is a renowned one in the world of music today. She’s known not just for her music, but other artistic expressions such as her wild and unique costumes. Many of her song lyrics are also provocative and rebellious, resounding with the young generation in a major way. … Read more

Biography of Alicia Keys

Biography of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys was born in New York in the year 1981 on January 25. Her original name was Alicia Augello Cook, and she was raised solely by her mother, Teresa Augello. Her mother was a part-time actress as well as a paralegal. Keys is part Jamaican from her father’s side and part … Read more

Biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Untitled acrylic and mixed media on canvas by Jean Michel_Basquiat 1984

Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the most famous New York-based artists, though his career was tragically cut short due to an untimely death. His name is linked with the likes of Andy Warhol and even Madonna, so it should be worth reading up on this personality.   Birth and Childhood Jean-Michel Basquiat … Read more

Biography and History of Beastie Boys

The 1980s

The genre of rap and hip-hop was not traditionally a place for white artists, so a white rap group such as the Beastie Boys was a trailblazer in this regard and many others. One can say that they achieved superstar status, and then pivoted to another genre to gain even more success. … Read more

History and biography of Edward Hopper

Portrait of Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is considered an important realist painter of the twentieth century. Having seen the transitions of the twentieth century, he developed his own ideas of realism. His paintings, portraying vacant cityscapes, loneliness among people through the solitary figures he painted, and emptiness, depicted his character, which was perhaps acquired by the … Read more