Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Director: Tamra Davis

Cast: Jean-Michel Basquiat

     
 

Director Tamra Davis delves into the life of the artist whose status as a cult figure began to overshadow his neoexpressionist output, and whose friendship with Andy Warhol cemented his role in pop-culture history. In the late '70s, a Lower East Side graffiti artist who signed his work "Samo" emerged the darling of the New York art scene.See more details below

Overview

Director Tamra Davis delves into the life of the artist whose status as a cult figure began to overshadow his neoexpressionist output, and whose friendship with Andy Warhol cemented his role in pop-culture history. In the late '70s, a Lower East Side graffiti artist who signed his work "Samo" emerged the darling of the New York art scene. Samo's real name was Jean-Michel Basquiat, and in just a few short years, Basquiat would be an internationally celebrated artist. But being a black artist in the 1970s wasn't all fun and fame; despite all of his success, Basquiat found intolerance and misconceptions dogging him at every turn. In this film, Basquiat's friend Davis uses her talents as a filmmaker to offer a better look at both the man and the iconoclast.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
UPC:
0767685225073
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
25,310

Special Features

Uncut interview with filmmaker Tamra Davis; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Michel Basquiat Actor
Fab 5 Freddy Participant
Larry Gagosian Participant
Tony Shafrazi Participant
Kenny Scharf Participant
Glenn O'Brien Participant

Technical Credits
Tamra Davis Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Lilly Bright Executive Producer
Stanley F. Buchthal Producer
Mike D. Score Composer
Shepard Fairey Animator
Harry Geller Cinematographer
Maja Hoffmann Executive Producer
Adam Horovitz Score Composer
David Koh Cinematographer,Producer
J. Ralph Score Composer
Alexis Manya Spraic Editor,Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
1. Genius Child [3:10]
2. SAMO [6:12]
3. Downtown 500 [4:22]
4. Prince of the Scene [10:08]
5. Emerging Artist [8:54]
6. Boom For Real [3:54]
7. Cult Figure [10:20]
8. Master of the Game [11:11]
9. Black Kings [13:26]
10. The Downfall [17:12]
11. The Radiant Child [1:47]
12. Credits [2:25]

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