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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 April 2011 (USA)
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Credited cast:
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself
Larry Gagosian ... Himself
Bruno Bischofberger ... Himself
Tony Shafrazi ... Himself
... Himself
Jeffrey Deitch ... Himself
Glenn O'Brien ... Himself
Maripol ... Herself
Kai Eric ... Himself
Nicholas Taylor ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erika Belle ... Herself
David Bowes
Peter Brant
Kevin Bray
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Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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$17,466, 25 July 2010, Limited Release

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$256,242, 19 December 2010
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Excellent, revealing documentary
8 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Like many people out there I'm sure, I had a loose understanding and knowledge of Basquit, but this film is very enlightening by filling in the missing gaps that I personally hadn't known about his life as told through those closest to him. The Director, who had a friendship with Basquit, does a wonderful job of interviewing people who knew him to really paint a full portrait of the mans character. Brilliant, creative, very sensitive.

Basquiat of course, rose to fame from the streets even though his father was a well off accountant. His life story is sad, in the crusty, white world of art in the late seventies and early eighties in NYC, the obnoxious liberals who Basquiat was often demeaned by, because of his ethnic background which he felt, probably rightly so, like he was being viewed as some kind of primitive animal. Very sad, very moving film about a gifted artist and one of the best of the 20th century.


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