Basquiat on Film
Three features, all shown in Morley Lecture Hall in conjunction with the exhibition Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks. Unless noted, admission to each is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $7.
New York City’s late, celebrated African American painter, the subject of a current CMA exhibition, is profiled by one of his friends in this revelatory documentary.
Painter and moviemaker Julian Schnabel dramatizes the life and meteoric rise of fellow New York City Neo-expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in this acclaimed biographical film with an all-star cast.
Special admission $11; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $8; no vouchers or passes.
Shot in 1980–81 but not completed until two decades later, this “day in the bohemian life of Basquiat” captures the artist in his dirty, gritty Lower East Side environs as he club hops, begs meals, and scrapes up enough money to get by.