Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Vecchiet
2010 - 52 min - Couleur - France

In the early 80's, while a new artistic avant-garde sweeps across the walls and the streets of New York, in the midst of a bankrupt town, a Brooklyn teenager is about to change the course of art history. Son of an Haitian father and a Puerto Rican mother, Jean-Michel Basquiat is going to give art a new lease of life, and will become the first Black painter to initiate Occidental Modern Art to the rest of the world. Basquiat achieves his work at a dazzling skyrocket speed in less than 7 years. Like a modern age Rimbaud, his work will bear the mark of youth.

Author-Director : Jean-Michel Vecchiet
Delegate Producer : Les Films Pénélope
Co-producer : Polyester


Distributor : Les Films Pénélope
DVD Editing : Arte Éditions
VOD : Arte VOD
Circulation-Consultation : Musée national de l'Histoire de l'immigration