Basquiat


1h 48m 1996

Brief Synopsis

In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen-year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most power

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat catapulted from being an unknown nineteen-year-old graffiti writer to becoming one of the most successful, controversial, glamorous artists in the world. His shows were anticipated as the big events of the New York season, and his paintings were bought by the most powerful collectors and museums. Every aspect of his life became a subject for the media. By 1988, he was dead at the age of 27. Basquiat was described by The New York Times as "the art world's closest equivalent to James Dean." In spite of his success, this turbulent and talented young painter was also plagued by loneliness, self-destruction and the belief that people really did not accept him for who he was. As the first black contemporary artist to really succeed in the powerful white art world, his early death shows that he was a casualty as well as a phenomenal success.

Crew

Joseph Allen

Executive Producer

Jennifer Aspinall

Makeup Artist

Sirad Balducci

Production Coordinator

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Berenbaum

Editor

Louis Bertini

Dialogue Editor

Susan Bode

Set Decorator

Greg Bogin

Art Department

David Bolton

Adr

Peter Brant

Executive Producer

Adam Brightman

Unit Production Manager

Mark Burchard

Wardrobe Supervisor

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

John Cale

Original Music

John Cale

Music

Andrew Casey

Camera Operator

Andrew Casey

Steadicam Operator

Mary D'angelo

Hair Stylist

John Dunn

Costume Designer

Ron Fortunato

Director Of Photography

Chris Frankenberger

Set Decorator

Wayne Herndon

Hair Stylist

Michael Thomas Holman

Story By

Barrett Hong

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lys Hopper

Location Manager

Michael A. Jackman

Post-Production Supervisor

Sue Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Lisa Janowski

Assistant Director

Desiree Jellerette

Post-Production Supervisor

Jon Kilik

Producer

Michael Lang

Music

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Bill Laswell

Music

Dan Leigh

Production Designer

Lech Majewski

Coproducer

Lech Majewski

From Story

Brick Mason

Storyboard Artist

Patrick Mullins

Music Editor

Tom Nelson

Sound Mixer

Bitty O'sullivan-smith

Dialogue Editor

Randy Ostrow

Producer

Janos Pilenyi

Other

Janos Pilenyi

Titles

Nina Port

Makeup Artist

John Pyner

Adr

Donna Murphy Reilly

Production Coordinator

Greg Schnabel

Location Coordinator

Julian Schnabel

Music

Julian Schnabel

Screenplay

Joni Sighvatsson

Producer

C J Simpson

Art Director

David Soldier

Other

Ira Spiegel

Sound Editor

Jonathan Starch

Assistant Director

Dominick Tavella

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Vacho

Foley Artist

Randy Vandegrift

Adr Editor

Peter Waggoner

Adr

John Wall

Sound

Jeff Ward

Stunt Coordinator

Michiyo Yoshizaki

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Period
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States August 16, 1996

Expanded Release in United States August 23, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 25, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1999

Feature directorial debut for Julian Schnabel.

Began shooting June 5, 1995.

Completed shooting July 18, 1995.

Released in United States Summer August 9, 1996

Expanded Release in United States August 16, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 25, 1997

Released in United States 1996 (American Film Market (AFM))

Released in United States 1999 (Gen Art Summer Arts Festival)

Expanded Release in United States August 23, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 9, 1996