The Unmissable New Documentary Shining a Light on Basquiat’s Teenage Years | AnOther

"Today Jean-Michel Basquiat has an almost mythical status in modern art history. An entirely unique, extremely prolific creator, he rose up the ranks from homeless New York City drifter to art world darling within a matter of years, superseding industry snobbery and garnering huge acclaim for his neo-Expressionist paintings, drawings and collages, which combined text and imagery to profound, highly intelligent effect. But before he hit the big time, the Brooklyn-born artist was a boombox-wielding teenager just like anybody else – albeit one who never stopped making things. Indeed, when he died from a heroin overdose in 1988, aged 27, Basquiat left behind an endless trail of doodles, notebooks, sculptures, music, and other artworks of all kinds, many of which are still being unearthed to this day."

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