Jean-Michel Basquiat

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    October 31, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Dallas Observer Music Showcase Lineup: This Saturday, November 2

    This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    December 2, 2004

    A New Body

    Creative Solutions turns at-risk into artistic

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004
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    March 6, 2003
  • Film

    March 7, 2002

    Looking Pretty

    After 20 years, Downtown 81 barely qualifies for an audience

  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    The Basquiat Syndrome

    Trenton Doyle Hancock benefits from the art world's peculiarly cynical twist on affirmative action

  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Still Wannabe

    The DMA falls for its own hype, and that of another self-promoter named Joseph Beuys

  • Film

    February 8, 2001

    Marked Cuban

    Before Night Falls recounts the grim, brave life of persecuted gay writer Reinaldo Arenas

  • Culture

    December 21, 2000

    Urban Legend

    Photographer Jay Maisel may do Dallas, but he's already married to NYC

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Still life

    The Deep Ellum Center for the Arts is celebrating its first year. If it can't figure out what it wants to be, it may also be its last.

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    The Artful Bomber

    Graffiti artist Greg Contestabile grows up and grows respectable, but finds that the glam of the gallery can't top the lure of the street

  • Culture

    June 18, 1998

    Guts 'R' us

    Trenton Hancock is crossing the color line with his visceral works of art

  • Film

    August 29, 1996

    The singer, not the song

    Basquiat paints a stark portrait of the artist as a young misfit

  • Culture

    December 1, 1994

    A portrait of the artist as a dead woman

    Letters Home invites us into the life of Sylvia Plath, but never illuminates the artist