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Basquiat

R · 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
6.9/10 · IMDb 67% · Rotten Tomatoes 3/5 · Reelviews
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
Art director: C.J. Simpson
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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 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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What did Basquiat died from?
Basquiat, who was of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, died of an accidental drug overdose in 1988 at just 27 years old, but not before creating a collection of some 600 paintings and 1,500 drawings that still excite and inspire the public imagination and young artists to this day.
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How much was Basquiat worth when he died?
At the time of his death, including the present value of his works, Jean-Michel Basquiat had a net worth of $10 million.
How long is Basquiat movie?
1h 50m
Basquiat / Running time
Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed, co-written and co-composed by Julian Schnabel in his feature directorial debut.
Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel
Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski
Produced by: Jon Kilik; Sigurjón Sighvatsson; Randy Ostrow
Budget: $3.3 million
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The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.The brief life of Jean Michel ...
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"Basquiat", as a biopic, is quite unique in its position. The film does celebrate the short-lived life and genius of Jean-Michel Basquiat but does not overly ...
Release Date (Streaming): Oct 15, 2002
Release Date (Theaters): Aug 9, 1996 wide
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Jan 6, 2022 · Forthcoming Basquiat Movie Aims to Tell Story of His 'Incredible Life As a Black Artist and Child of the Immigrant African Diaspora'.
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Basquiat, the fictionalized biography of graffiti artist-turned-international sensation, Jean Michael Basquiat, is the latest in a long line of "suffering ...
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“Basquiat” is a sweet dream of a biography. The movie, about painter-artist Jean-Michel Basquiat may be small in scope, factually rearranged and even coy about ...
BASQUIAT is an intimate, fond look at one artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, from another artist, director Julian Schnabel . Documenting the rise and fall of the ...
Jun 18, 2021 · You couldn't escape the symbolism and the symmetry Thursday evening in New York at the 25th anniversary screening of Basquiat, the ...