Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Uncut interview with filmmaker Tamra Davis; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • UPC: 767685225073
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,380

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Fab 5 Freddy Participant
Larry Gagosian Participant
Glenn O'Brien Participant
Kenny Scharf Participant
Tony Shafrazi Participant
Technical Credits
Tamra Davis Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Lilly Bright Executive Producer, Producer
Stanley F. Buchthal Producer
Mike D. Score Composer
Mike Diamond 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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
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   Scenes
   Bonus
      Uncut Interview With Director Tamra Davis
      Theatrical Trailer
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