Jean Michel Basquiat Documentary – The Radiant Child

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  • 7 Years ago
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It’s been exactly 25 years since the world lost one of its greatest artists. Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away from a drug overdose at 27 on August 12, 1988. The Brooklyn born artist started in the streets and meteorically rose through the art scene to collaborate with Andy Warhol and is still seemingly referenced in every other hip hop song.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child is a documentary made by Tamra Davis that celebrates his brash genius, details his mysteries and examines his raw and gritty masterpieces that fully represented Neo-expressionism.

At 15, Basquiat ran away from home. He slept on park benches in Washington Square Park, and was arrested and returned to the care of his father within a week.

Basquiat dropped out of Edward R. Murrow High School in the tenth grade. His father banished him from the household and Basquiat stayed with friends in Brooklyn. He supported himself by selling T-shirts and homemade post cards. He also worked at the Unique Clothing Warehouse in West Broadway, Manhattan.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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  1. this guy was so dope

  2. dope as hell

  3. Amazing.

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