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(Postponed) Members-Only Screening, ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child’

May 9, 2011, 6:30pm8:30pm


This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly.

Plus wine, cheese, and Q&A with the film’s producer and a special guest TBA.

Poster for Jean Michel-Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Poster for Jean Michel-Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over 20 years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime-ridden NYC of the late 1970s, he covered the city with the graffiti tag “SAMO.” Twenty-five years old at the height of his career, Basquiat painted canvases that sell today for more than a million dollars. With compassion and psychological insight, Davis details the mysteries that surround this young artist of enormous talent. Featuring interviews with Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch and many more. Jean-Michel Basquiat is interred at Green-Wood and his gravestone is one of the most visited sites at the cemetery.

$25 per person (includes wine and cheese) for Green-Wood Historic Fund members. Seating is limited. Reservations required.

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Click play below to watch a trailer for the documentary:


May 9, 2011
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The Historic Chapel at Green-Wood
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