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Time To Play Hooky With James Dean…Seriously!

25 Aug

Take an extra-long break today to check out the 1950s classic Rebel Without a Cause at LACMA’s Bing Theater—the movie closes tomorrow. The lunchtime flick not only stars some serious eye candy in the form of a brooding James Dean, but it’s also one of the most stylishly inspiring films to date. Dean’s wardrobe of jeans, tight-fitting tees, and leather bombers immortalized the original bad boy look—and also set the standard for what teens (and pretty much everyone else) would want to wear for decades to come. For a modern-day Dean look, check out our contrast jersey bomber.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Spaudling Avenue); 323-857-6000

Get Your Art Fix With “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child”

23 Aug

 

In need of some creative inspiration on the quick? Then head to New York’s Film Forum to catch Tamra Davis’ documentary on the spectacular rise (and tragic fall) of graffiti artist-turned-Neo-Expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Act ASAP—today’s the last day to get an inside peek into the gritty New York art scene of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Basquiat’s vivid strokes will have you reaching for the closest paintbrush—you may even be tempted to customize your fave pair of 7s after watching the flick….or you can play it safe and get a ready-made work of art, like our metallic paint-streaked Roxannes

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child; Until August 24 (tomorrow).
Film Forum
; 209 West Houston Street (between Sixth Avenue and Varick streets); 212-727-8110