Sunday, July 25, 2010

Movie Review - 'Jean-Michel Basquiat - The Radiant Child' - Tamra Davis’s Portrait of Elusive Artist at Film Forum - NYTimes.com

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Movie Review - 'Jean-Michel Basquiat - The Radiant Child' - Tamra Davis’s Portrait of Elusive Artist at Film Forum - NYTimes.com: "The film’s romantic depiction of Basquiat is an old story. An artistically driven, voraciously ambitious, devastatingly charming wild child, he was devoured by the fame he craved and died of a drug overdose in 1988 at 27. The movie does not go into the gory details of his dissipation and addiction. Although sophisticated in its blas�acceptance of art-world wheeling and dealing and the temptations that accompany sudden fame and wealth, it is also tenderly protective of its subject."