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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

1h 18m Documentary, Art 2017

The documentary is a window into the life of the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and the City of New York, 1978-81. It is a comprehensive look at the movements that touched and inspired him as well as the influence a bankrupt violent city had on this seminal artist. Jean-Michel has become, over the years the ultimate representation of this period. All the many things that were going on in the city fed through him - politics, hip-hop, punk rock, race issues and the art scene.

“One of the most transporting depictions of the Downtown New York scene, in a field crowded with docs, memoirs and fictions…” ~John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter


Sara Driver





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