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

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • 2017
  • USA
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sara Driver
  • Cast: Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • UK release: 22 June 2018

Documentary about the emergence in the late 70s of the young Jean-Michel Basquiat, with enough access to his contemporaries to make the narrow focus worthwhile. Driver pulls together a strong collection of anecdotal evidence and it’s a personal glimpse of an artist as a young man.

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

18 Jun 20183 stars

Sara Driver's unshowy documentary presents a personal take on the rise of the eponymous artist

The title of Sara Driver's documentary is highly specific; unconcerned with the childhood development of the American artist, nor considering his adult success, Boom for Real looks at Basquiat's emergence in the late 70s New York art scene, ending…

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