{STYLE IDOL} Jean-Michel Basquiat

+ jean michel basquiat {French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ miˈʃɛl baskija]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988} 1. artist. style icon.  2. academic; a little underground; a little street; archaic African; American hip-hop; Classic; Refined; Cultured; Gritty; Nitty; Bad Ass; Post-Punk; Anti-Conservative; Painted. Layered; Tough; Rugged; Tribal; NYC.  3. timeless.  4. cool.  + I don't listen to …

Celebrity and Cigarettes

"Stardom can be a gilded slavery. " -Helen Hayes. Calling all fans of Hollywood Yesteryear! What have we got here for you, today?! Talk about bang for your buck! Deep inside every pack of Turf Cigarettes were a pair of these collector trading cards featuring all the studios' biggest and brightest stars of the day! …

@AGOToronto Gives us Moore with a Side of Bacon, and We Want Seconds!

Francis Bacon, Study for Portrait on Folding Bed (1963) The latest exhibit from the AGO gives us Moore with a side of Bacon, and we want seconds! "Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty" which runs at the AGO from April 5 to July 20 is a compelling retrospective overview of the two artists' …

Manic Monday: Hysteric for Charcot’s Mysterious Medical Muses

Charcot {29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893} Remembered today as a leading mind in the fields of neurology and psychology, Jean-Martin Charcot's legacy is as much in his strange medical photography, as his famous pupils (Sigmund Freud and Georges Gilles de la Tourette), and important breakthroughs in the field. Taken for research purposes, these …

Ladies and Gentlemen. The Ever Hilarious Buster Keaton {Candid Circa.1961}

Imagine our delight when we spent some time searching one of our Style Idols, Buster Keaton's movies, and stumbled upon a great clip from a 1961 edition of Allen Funt's CBS-TV show "Candid Camera." with the Silent Film Slap-Stick legend himself! Looking as good as the 'forgotten' screen idol ever has, even in camouflaged casual, the man rocks …