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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

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Jean-Michel Basquiat : The Radiant Child

Release Date: January 25, 2010

Year    :   2010
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Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   Tamra Davis
Producers    :   Tamra Davis, Alexis Spraic, Stanley F. Buchthal, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Archer Neilson, Jen Kaczor, Michael Kinomoto
Writers    :   Lois Vossen, Eric Martin
RunTime    :   88 mins.

A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat's friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. The film also explores Basquiat's rise in the art world, which led to a close relationship with Andy Warhol, and looks at how the young painter coped with acclaim, scrutiny and fame.

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