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Independent Lens | Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child | Turning Street Energy Into High Art | PBS

Duration: 01:21
Program: Independent Lens #1218
Broadcast Date: Apr. 5, 2011

Basquiat had a special talent for taking "street energies" and making them into high art. During his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through for his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and later became best friends with Andy Warhol.

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Post Date: February 23, 2011