His graffiti-inspired artwork depicted simplified people, dogs, babies, hearts, and flying saucers. He often painted bold lines and bright colors to convey feelings of movement and radiance, and although he died in at just 31 years old, his artwork and legacy live on. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the artist, who would have turned 60 years old today. The oldest child and only son, Keith loved watching and drawing cartoons like Mickey Mouse, Dr. Seuss, and Peanuts.
Madonna: Catholic Girl, Material Girl, Post-Liberation Woman
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Music, dancing and nude photos aside, one of the things that we associate most with Madonna in this time period is her fashion-forward and style icon position in clothing, make-up, and accessories. Often combining diverse elements like hard and soft, erotic and innocent or girly and aggressive, Madonna has consistently had an eye for leading the way in fashion. When Madonna first appeared on the scene on MTV in , her appeal was almost immediate. Sexy but a tomgirl, tough but approachable, her style mixed elements of sensual appeal with an attainable aesthetic. Two elements of this look were the cut-up t-shirt and the black rubber bracelets.
Madonna: ’80s and ’90s Fashion Icon
Named after the biblical icon, Madonna could stir even the messiah's loincloth to sin. She first discovered her arousing talents shaking her pom-poms as a cheerleader in high school and then escaped to New York and fame and fortune. While her musical career—with hits such as "Like a Virgin," "Justify My Love," and "Erotica"—propelled her to the top of the charts in videos that mimicked the moves of peepshow girls, Madonna's bump and grind on the big screen offered a more skinful side of the boy toy. Desperately Seeking Susan and Vision Quest popped her cinematic cherry, but it was the low-budget A Certain Sacrifice where Madonna first flashed her golden records. In the documentary Truth or Dare , Madonna dared to show more skin and continued the tasty trend with Dangerous Game and Swept Away
By pairing painting and costume, private sketches and commercial prints, it takes on more than a few handy assumptions. As daring and superficial as James McNeill Whistler himself, the exhibition gets one thinking about notions of art and craft, women and beauty, commerce and the avant-garde. It also makes for a useful contrast with another display of fashion and self-promotion downtown, by Madonna and Steven Klein. The Frick assembles a career survey in miniature, around two portraits that, by the terms of the bequest, cannot travel.