Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) by Tamra Davis via Youtube
So much more than just an artist, the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat was so many things brilliant things at once.
Considered one of the most influential artists of all time. The work of Jean-Michel Basquiat conveyed socio-political criticism, the re-imagination of art (by Van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Da Vinci), anthropology and more.
This vivid, intimate honest and compelling documentary by filmmaker Tamra Davis, is built around an interview with Davis and Becky Johnston (both were friends of the artist) shot by Davis of Jean-Michel Basquiat twenty years ago.
Davis pieces her interview footage of Basquiat with close-up footage of Basquiat (both at play and painting), his work, his inspiration, rare footage of Basquiat press interviews and commentary from the likes of Fab 5 Freddy, Diego Cortez, Rene Ricard and Larry Gagosian etc.
Charting from the days of his underground text based graffiti to international acclaim. The documentary reinforces his singular and inimitable genius.
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