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Basquiat / Film synopsis
Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops
Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol (David Bowie). But Basquiat's tumultuous life, specifically his addiction to heroin, overshadows his rise to fame, threatening all.
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Basquiat

R · 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
6.9/10 · IMDb 3/5 · Showtimes 68% · Rotten Tomatoes
Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting...
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Aug 16, 1996 · Jean-Michel Basquiat seems to have spent most of his brief life on the right side of the brain. Only another artist could understand that, and “ ...
David Bonetti gave the film a poor review due to his perception of the inexperience of the director stating "Schnabel can't decide whether he wants to tell a ... Plot · Cast · Production · Release Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel Produced by: Joseph Allen; Peter Brant Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski Box office: $3 million
BASQUIAT is a film based on his life, and marks the motion picture writing and directing debut of his fellow artist, the equally-controversial Julian Schnabel.
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity. Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean Michel Basquiat.
Rating (19,177)
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist ... Storyline. Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean ... shots that Basquiat keeps seeing whenever he looks up to the sky during the movie, ...
Rating · Review by Jake Hamilton
Read the Empire Movie review of Basquiat. Oddly enough, the film ... Movies: Basquiat. The meteoric rise and fall of 1980s graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
A movie review by James Berardinelli. Basquiat, the fictionalized biography of graffiti artist-turned-international sensation, Jean Michael Basquiat, is the latest in  ...
His story has already been made into a film, BASQUIAT, directed by painter Julian Schnabel and starring Jeffrey Wright, Dennis Hopper, and David Bowie. And it is ...
Rating (5)
One artist who came to be part of Warhol's scene was Jean Michel Basquiat, an antisocial street-bum who went from writing graffiti on alley walls to being the toast ...
Summary: Homeless New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is 'discovered' by Andy Warhol and enjoys a meteoric rise to fame before his early death. Based on a ...