Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features footage of Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, talking about his art and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988.

Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist, musician, poet, and producer. He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into Neo-expressionist artist during the 1980s.

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  • Srbevell45

    utterly amazing, hands down this man was a prime example of pure soul destined for divinity.

  • judyk

    a brilliant documentary about a brilliant artist and a truly enigmatic superstar who who burnt bright but who’s light died way too fast. He squeezed into 11 years what few will ever get out of a lifetime. Whats also great about this documentary is its vivid portrayal of New York in the 80s – a funky, creative, vibrant, affordable, spontaneous, edgy, dynamic space; a stage for the living where dreamers divas and wild children made art, music and history/

  • taniaeo

    I got the impression that all the people speaking in the film is making profit on his fame, then I’m suspicious about how objective is their opinion about him.

  • There is also a feature movie about him that recommend.

  • amina

    where can i find this doc