Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
A thoughtful portrait of a renowned artist, this documentary shines the spotlight on New York City painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Featuring extensive interviews conducted by Basquiat's friend, filmmaker Tamra Davis, the production reveals how he dealt with being a black artist in a predominantly white field. The film also explores Basquiat's rise in the art world, which led to a close relationship with Andy Warhol, and looks at how the young painter coped with acclaim, scrutiny and fame.



Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Arthouse Films

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Release Date: July 21st, 2010|1 hr. 33 min.

watch now

ratings & reviews

view all
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
See all critic reviews on
  • August 22, 2010 jimni44
    Report This User

    I saw this documentary tonight and my comments are more about his so-called art than about the film. To call Jean-Michel Basquiat an artist is laughable. As was brought out in the film, he met Andy Warhol, who was indeed a great artist. Warhol's interest in Jean-Michel was sexual desire more than anything else as Warhol was a homosexual and Jean-Michel was an attractive young man. The film is quite entertaining, but I left the theater wondering how in the world anyone could possibly consider that crap Jean-Michel Basquiat smeared on canvas is in an shape or form art. It looks like something a primative child would paint.

featured news

view all


How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers