Monday, September 5, 2011

Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol


Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rising art star when Andy Warhol took this picture of him (above). Andy Warhol, on the other hand, was a bona fide celebrity. Jean-Michel was so starstruck that he fled the scene, went home, and painted this portrait of the two of them (below). He gave the painting, Dos Cabezas, to Warhol and, thanks to this impromptu portrait party a fast friendship was born.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

christine castro hughes & rama hughes

christine and i found time between the feeding, burping, rocking, and pampering of our newborn baby daughter to have a little portrait party last night.

and, yes, i am completely bald now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Portrait Party in SchoolArts Magazine

The Portrait Party is featured this month in the April 2011 issue of SchoolArts Magazine!

If this is your first time visiting this site, I'm sad to say that it's not as happening as it used to be. The best online portrait parties can now be found at Julia Kay's Flickr page (for the general public) and at Art Ed 2.0 (for art teachers only). Of course, the very best portrait parties will happen at your school, in your living room, and wherever you have a chance to draw with a friend.

Monday, February 28, 2011

A Portrait Party Bulletin Board


Kristine Johncox set up this portrait party bulletin board for her elementary students to share their portraits. She wanted to start an interactive display where kids could complete enjoy portrait parties with family, friends, or classmates either in or out of school.