Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
I watched this documentary a few nights ago and it was absolutely AMAZING. I never realized how influential Basquiat was for our generations artists. A vast collection of his artworks were left when he died at the age of 27 due to a heroin overdose resulting from Andy Warhol’s death. They had a really close friendship. He left over 1,000 paintings as well as over 1,000 drawings. He rose to fame at the age of 19 as a graffiti artist using the pseudonym “SAMO”. He really was a genius. He used mainly art historical/black history references in most of his work.