About the film
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Basquiat : Rage to Riches
Release Date: October 07, 2017
|Production Companies||:||BBC Studios|
|Producers||:||Janet Lee, Robert Hanger, Jonathan Page, David Shulman, Sophie Deveson, Kimberly Arms, Andy Blackburn, Rob Taylor, Michelle Clinton, Danny Yasruddin|
This film tells Jean-Michel's story through exclusive interviews with his two sisters Lisane and Jeanine, who have never before agreed to be interviewed for a TV documentary. With striking candour, Basquiat's art dealers - including Larry Gagosian, Mary Boone and Bruno Bischofberger - as well as his most intimate friends, lovers and fellow artists, expose the cash, the drugs and the pernicious racism which Basquiat confronted on a daily basis. As historical tableaux, visual diaries of defiance or surfaces covered with hidden meanings, Basquiat's art remains the beating heart of this story.