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Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München
Film Screening Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child im Museum Brandhorst

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

  • LanguageEnglish
  • Time of day7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Duration120 minutes
  • RegistrationNo registration required
  • PriceFree Admission


Among the greatest American painters of the late 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat first achieved notoriety for his graffiti art under the moniker SAMO in downtown New York in the late 1970s, before a meteoric rise to stardom in the international art scene in the 1980s. His short life and tragic death at the age of 27 made him a cultural icon. Featuring a rare interview conducted with filmmaker and friend Tamra Davis shortly before his death – one of the only long interviews the artist ever recorded – as well as interviews with art world luminaries like Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Bruno Bischofberger, Glenn O’Brien, and many others. The film provides an in-depth look at both the artist and his work.


Directed by Tamra Davis

2010, 93 Min.
Language: English with German subtitles


With an introduction by Jacob Proctor, curator at Museum Brandhorst.


The event takes place in the foyer of the museum. The book shop is open and offers a selection of publications on the artist.



Photo: Benno Friedman/ Corbis Outline

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