Basquiat

Basquiat
Basquiat

Year

1996

Duration

108 minutes

Genres

Biopics

Language

English

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Synopsis

Hailed as one of the greatest artists of his generation, Jean-Michel Basquiat had the art world of the early 1980s at his feet after he was discovered spray-painting graffiti around what were then the many slum buildings of downtown Manhattan. Soon becoming the toast of New York despite barely being out of his teens, Basquiat quickly became friends with the likes of Andy Warhol and fellow graffiti artist Keith Haring. Sadly, however, Basquiat paid a high price for fame - and this moving film tells his tragic but fascinating story.

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15 Classification

This film has several uses of strong bad language

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