Google
Google
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.

Basquiat

R · 1996 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 50m
6.9/10 · IMDb 3/5 · Reelviews 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...
Cast
People also search for
Aug 16, 1996 · Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright, who gives a performance of almost mystical opacity) was at that time only a few months out of homelessness; he had ...
Basquiat is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed, co-written and co- composed by Julian Schnabel in his feature directorial debut. Plot · Cast · Production · Release Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel Box office: $3 million Story by: John Bowe; Michael Holman; Lech Majewski Produced by: Joseph Allen; Peter Brant
As the first black artist to really succeed in the powerful white art world, his early death shows that he was a casualty as well as a phenomenal success. BASQUIAT ...
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 ...
Rating (1)
As presented by first-time director (and rival painter), Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is a skewed and often shallow look at the man who became an icon, the forces that  ... Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Parker Posey, Dennis Hopper, Benicio Del Toro, Gary Oldman, David Bo...
Rating (28)
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 ...
Rating (5)
This film biography chronicles the progression of Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) and his progression from living in cardboard boxes to penthouses, his romances, his  ...
People also ask
What is the meaning of Basquiat?
Basquiat. Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by fellow painter Julian Schnabel which is based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his graffiti roots as a foundation to create collage-style paintings on canvas.
Who was Basquiat's famous girlfriend?
Did Basquiat win any awards?
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a gifted artist who did not color inside the lines. The late 1970s and early 1980s were a rough time in New York City, but street art was magnificent.
May 6, 2015 · Basquiat is a wonderful study of how pop culture and elite art converges in a culture that revels in celebrity and big money. That Basquiat had real ...
Early in “Basquiat,” the film biography of the African American painter Jean- Michel Basquiat, a middle-aged artist played by Willem Dafoe makes a confession to ... Award Nominee: Benicio del Toro
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 ...