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
Budget: 3.3†million USD
Basquiat movie review & film summary (1996) - Roger Ebert
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Aug 16, 1996 ∑ The New York art world quickly makes Basquiat a star. His work is good (when you see it in the movie, you can feel why people liked it so†...
"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†...
A movie review by James Berardinelli. Basquiat, the fictionalized biography of graffiti artist-turned-international sensation, Jean Michael Basquiat,†...
The movie is very depressing, but also inspiring. The acting is fantastic overall, although Dennis Hopper was awful as Bruno and I wish that Courtney Love were†...
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What is Basquiat the movie about?
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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Why is Jean-Michel Basquiat important?
Although Basquiat died at the age of 27, his legacy lives on through thousands of paintings and drawings. His work remains especially relevant today given the social and political climates across the world. As a result, artists of all forms continue Basquiat's commentaries on racism through their own work.
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.
A Postcard Picture of a Graffiti Artist - The New York Times
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Aug 9, 1996 ∑ Running time: 104 minutes. This film is rated R. WITH: Jeffrey Wright (Jean-Michel Basquiat), David Bowie (Andy Warhol), Dennis Hopper (Bruno†...
Boom for Real review – a vivid portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Jun 24, 2018 ∑ And, for a brief, blinding moment, he was. Driver is well placed to assemble this skittish scrapbook of a film: she, along with her long-time†...
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A New York ghetto in 1981, enter a young black kid with a talent for graffiti. The art world gets wind and makes him a star. The rich and famous go wild for†...
Basquiat (1996) directed by Julian Schnabel • Reviews, film + cast ...
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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.
Aug 23, 1996 ∑ Basquiat gives the appearance of being a film biography of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, the black American painter of Haitian descent†...