Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early 80s art scene: he lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. It took less than a decade to go from anonymous graffiti writer to an epoch-defining art star. He has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and now exhibits in museums all over the world.
Basquiat: Rage to Riches is a definitive documentary about one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early 80s art scene in New York: he lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. One ‘Scull’ painting caused an international sensation when it sold at auction in 2017 for a record breaking sum of over $100 million dollars. 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of Basquiat’s untimely death from a heroin overdose. It took less than a decade for the accountant’s son from Brooklyn to go from anonymous graffiti writer known as SAMO© to an epoch-defining art star in the top tier of the international art market along with Picasso, de Kooning, and Francis Bacon. In death, he has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and now exhibits in museums all over the world.
Producer: David Shulman, Julie Sacks, Junko Tsunashima
Executive Producer: Janet Lee, Michael Kantor
Production Company: Thirteen; BBC Studios Limited
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2017
Actors: Troy Stevenson-House
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 75 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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