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

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

Time: 09.05.18  18:00–19:20
Location: Kumu auditorium
Price: Free of charge

Director: Sara Driver
USA 2017, 78 min
In English

The documentary is a window into the life of the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and the city of New York, 1978–1981. It is a comprehensive look at the movements that touched and inspired him, as well as the influence a bankrupt violent city had on this seminal artist. Jean-Michel has become, over the years, the ultimate representation of this period. All of the many things that were going on in the city fed through him: politics, hip-hop, punk rock, race issues and the art scene.