"Even if you've never heard of graffiti / Neo-expressionist artist Basquiat, you'll no doubt find the trailer for Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child a brief but compelling glimpse into his genuinely fascinating real-life story. The documentary was made by Tamara Davis, who started filming the artist - a close friend of hers - in the late Eighties, a couple of years before he died of a heroin overdose in 1988.
The film, that Davis shelved indefinitely after Basquiat's death, was finally completed in 2009 and premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
The documentary trailer - perfectly soundtracked with jazz legend Charlie Parker - looks like an enthralling (if one-sided) ode to the prolific artist."
Posted by switch-smith at 5:51 PM . Tuesday, March 2, 2010