The film is based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. ... Jeffrey Wright portrays Basquiat, and David Bowie plays Basquiat's friend and mentor Andy Warhol.


R ˇ 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
68% ˇ Rotten Tomatoes 6.9/10 ˇ IMDb
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
Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel
Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski
Box office: $3 million
Produced by: Joseph Allen; Peter Brant
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