The most comprehensive retrospective to date in the UK on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat opened today at the Barbican Centre in London. The opening was heralded by two brand-new pieces by street artist Banksy in celebration of Basquiat. Banksy’s tribute couldn’t be any more fitting as Basquiat didn’t only start his career as a graffiti artist, but his colourful and ‘freestyle’ drawings have clearly influenced so many graffiti writers and street artists ever since.
When photographer Claude Crommelin moved from Amsterdam to Shoreditch (East London) in 2008, he was overwhelmed by the amount of astonishing street art in the area. Motivated by the short lifespan of most of the works he bought his first digital photo camera and started to document the vibrant street art scene. In 2013 he published his book ‘New Street Art’ which was completely sold out in just three months. Read more about Claude and his book in the interview and also how you can win a copy of his recently re-issued book!
After the success of my post ’24 Hours Instagram Diary – Netherlands’ last February, here’s a new blog post with my favourite 15 Instagram photos I uploaded in April.
The first art & culture quarterly overview for 2016. Here are my personal picks for art exhibitions and book recommendations.
In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you photos from my street art archive as part of my series ‘Same Wall, Different Street Artist’. We’re off to Hanbury Street on the crossing with Brick Lane, which is a famous east London spot for some of the world’s best street art.
It’s time for my quarterly Arts & Culture review again! In this post I’m sharing with you some of the best exhibitions in London from the last months and my personal book tips.
In 2013 street artists from all over the world were invited to Dulwich, an area in South London, for the Dulwich Festival. The artists visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the area’s main attractions, and were encouraged to recreate paintings from the Baroque period by the Old Masters on display in the gallery. This was the …
2015 was a great year for Dutch Girl in London. I was invited on several trips, including to Belfast where I was asked to be part of the Belfast International Arts Festival to speak about professional Arts & Culture blogging.
It’s that time of the year again for lazy writing and publishing top 5 articles 🙂 So let’s end 2015 with the Top 5 of my most read blog posts in 2015. To read the entire articles, simply click on the title or photo. 1. Richard Ayoade’s The Double: Film Review and Q&A Excerpts from the BFI …
With a slight delay I bring to you my Arts & Culture overview for the months July-September. I started writing these quarterly overviews after being voted as one of the UK top Arts & Culture blogs in 2015. In this part you find Art and Books reviews and recommendations.