1983 interview with Jean-Michel Basquiat

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Saturday 7 January 2012

After all these years, I’m still captivated by Jean-Michel Basquiat, both his work and his persona. Here’s an interview with him from 1983.

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The Radiant Child: documentary about Jean Michel Basquiat

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By Crawford Blair and Mark Beazley in New Film on Friday 6 May 2011

This is a recent documentary about my longtime obsession, Jean Michel Basquiat, made by his friend Tamra Davis, who knew him well enough to film him at the time working and in conversation. Footage of Jean Michel Basquiat is, sadly, rather rare, so I savour every second of this documentary. Check out the trailer, some […]

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s stunning neo-expressionalism

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By Zolton in New Art on Friday 31 July 2009

Brooklyn-born and based, Jean-Michel Basquiat was the first African American artist to be feted internationally for his dynamic and exciting street-art style, which mixed elements of inner-city graffiti with vibrant figurative modernism.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Beat Bop recording

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By Zolton in New Music on Friday 31 July 2009

Unbeknown to many, the tragically brilliant American artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, who set the art world alight with his neo-expressionist work before dying of an overdose in 1988, also produced a hip hop track of some note, collaborating with fellow graffiti artist Rammellzee under the mindful direction of the legendary Fab 5 Freddy. The resulting track, […]

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