Brooklyn College will host a screening of a new documentary film on Jean-Michel Basquiat by David Shulman—Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2017) on Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7:00–9:00pm, at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor. This is the U.S. premiere of this documentary (for information on a previous screening, see Jean-Michel Basquiat ou la rage créative). The screening will be followed by a conversation with Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, director David Shulman, and producer Janet Lee.
Description (Brooklyn College): Join us for the U.S. premiere of this documentary chronicling the life and legacy of Brooklyn’s own Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Rage to Riches (David Shulman, 2017, 90 min.) tells the story of Basquiat’s personal and artistic journey, through interviews with those who knew him best, including an exclusive interview with his sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, as well as art dealers, friends, lovers, and fellow artists. Basquiat’s art remains at the heart of the film, from his early days visiting the Brooklyn Museum to the recent record-breaking sale of his work Untitled, 1982, at Sotheby’s. Followed by a talkback with Lisane and Jeanine Basquiat, director David Shulman, and producer Janet Lee.