Nha San Collective - Screening: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Nha San Collective warmly invite you to the screening: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. This documentary film by director Tamra Davis tells the dramatic life of genius painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Is was made from insider interviews between Tarma Davis and her friend, Jean-Michel. After his death on 1988, these archival footage had been put in drawer for over twenty years before the director took it out to make the film.
“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.” (Sundance Film Festival)