Basquiat Death-Site Tagger Identifies Himself, Has a Tumblr


During our recent walking tour of New York City's remaining Warholian relics, we wandered over to 57 Great Jones Street, the building where downtown darling Jean-Michel Basquiat died in 1988. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the property bears little evidence of its art-world history: upstairs, the architectural-interior-design firm Mond Design Associates inhabits the loft where Basquiat was found splayed out on the floor; downstairs is Japan Premium Beef Inc., a Kobe Club-quality Wagyu storefront butcher, and Bohemian, a sushi den (that also serves foie-gras soba) tucked away in the back, accessible through a narrow street-level corridor. The only acknowledgment that the address has any special meaning, that we saw, was the phantom scribble "SAMO LIVES ON," written beside the entrance leading to the loft where Basquiat died.

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Nike Finally Releases Marty McFly's Back To The Future II Sneakers

Those were (will be) the days
Tonight's Fashion's Night Out, which means more extravagantly stupid shit than usual is going on in our City! There's Pauly D and Miss Piggy and Nicki Minaj, and oh just read these damn lists for yourself, will you. Not one to be outdone, Nike today unveiled the Holy Grail of cinematic sneakers: the Nike Air Mag--Marty McFly's moonboot Nikes from Back to the Future II.

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