Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over twenty years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and untimely death of the young artist. From graffiti artist in the 70’s, by 1983 he evolved as a painter with rock star status, achieving critical and commercial success, though constantly confronted by racism from his peers. With compassion and insight, Davis details the mysteries that surround this charismatic young man, an artist of enormous talent whose fortunes mirrored the rollercoaster NYC scene he seemed to embody.



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