Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)

Genres - Culture & Society, Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Art History  |   Release Date - May 11, 2018 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Kaitlin Elise Miller

This documentary recounts and contextualizes the early career and commercial success of New York City graffiti artist-turned-acclaimed painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. The women who were integral to his survival in this period are interviewed, as well as his street art contemporaries and icons of hip-hop culture, which informed his art before his death from a heroin overdose at age 27. Directed by Sara Driver.




art, graffiti, youth-culture