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American Masters: Basquiat: Rage to Riches DVD

American Masters: Basquiat: Rage to Riches DVD

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Basquiat: Rage to Riches is a definitive documentary about one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early 80s art scene in New York: he lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. One 'Scull' painting caused an international sensation when it sold at auction in 2017 for a record breaking sum of over $100 million dollars. 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of Basquiat's untimely death from a heroin overdose. It took less than a decade for the accountant's son from Brooklyn to go from anonymous graffiti writer known as SAMO© to an epoch-defining art star in the top tier of the international art market along with Picasso, de Kooning, and Francis Bacon. In death, he has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and now exhibits in museums all over the world.

Producer: David Shulman, Julie Sacks, Junko Tsunashima
Executive Producer: Janet Lee, Michael Kantor
Production Company: Thirteen; BBC Studios Limited
Production Year: 2018
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: David Shulman
Actors: Troy Stevenson-House
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Language track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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