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Dishman Movie: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Date: November 15, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Category: Fine Arts
Location: Dishman Art Museum

The Dishman Art Museum and Artist Common present Movie Night at the Dishman Art Museum. Movie Night PosterAdmission is free.

Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man. - Written by Sundance Film Festival

Contact: Megan Young
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