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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 ‧ Indie film/Drama ‧ 1h 48m
6.9/10 · IMDb 68% · Rotten Tomatoes 3/5 · Showtimes
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...
Release date: August 9, 1996 (USA)
Director: Julian Schnabel
Box office: 3 million USD
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Rating · Review by Roger Ebert
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
Jean-Michel Basquiat was described by The New York Times as "the art world's closest equivalent to James Dean." In spite of his success, this turbulent and talented young painter was also plagued by loneliness, self-destruction and the belief that people did not really accept him for who he was.
Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Basquiat becomes a star and a part of Andy Warhol's art world circle.
Aug 9, 1996 · In his biographical film about his late friend and fellow artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the painter Julian Schnabel creates a remembrance in kind.
Rating (28)
Sep 3, 2002 · The film's cast is great, with supporting roles by Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, a bit of Christopher Walken as his usual patented self playing an ...
HOME · Film · Reviews. August 5, 1996 12:00AM PT. Basquiat. The second movie this year to feature Andy Warhol and the New York art scene as a backdrop, ...
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 ...
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 ...