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Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first Afro-American Pop Art artist Jean Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Along side the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the art scene from the early 1980’s New York.

  1. Julian Schnabel

    Director, Writer

  2. John F. Bowe


  3. Lech Majewski


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeffrey Wright

    Jeffrey Wright

    Jean Michel Basquiat

  2. David Bowie

    David Bowie

    Andy Warhol

  3. Dennis Hopper

    Dennis Hopper

    Bruno Bischofberger

  4. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Albert Milo

  5. Benicio del Toro

    Benicio del Toro

    Benny Dalmau

  6. Claire Forlani

    Claire Forlani

    Gina Cardinale

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget $2,962,051.00

Revenue $3,011,195.00

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Release Information

  • August 9, 1996



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