Basquiat (1996)

Directed by
Julian Schnabel

This film celebrates the black American graffiti artist, Jean Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) who died at the age of 27.

This film shows his rise to fame, courted by the likes of Andy Warhol (David Bowie) and art dealer Bruno Bischofberger (Dennis Hopper) but destined to shine briefly before self-destructing.

A fascinating insight into the contemporary art world and, since director Julian Schnabel was a

friend of Basquiat's, one that is more insightful than most.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 103 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1996

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright...Jean Michel Basquiat
Michael Wincott...Rene Ricard
Image for Benicio Del ToroBenicio Del Toro...Benny Dalmau
Image for Claire ForlaniClaire Forlani...Gina Cardinale
Image for David BowieDavid Bowie...Andy Warhol
Image for Dennis HopperDennis Hopper...Bruno Bischofberger
Image for Gary OldmanGary Oldman...Albert Milo
Image for Christopher WalkenChristopher Walken...The Interviewer
Image for Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe...The Electrician
Jean-Claude La Marre...Shenge
Image for Parker PoseyParker Posey...Mary Boone
Elina Löwensohn...Annina Nosei
Paul Bartel...Henry Geldzahler
Image for Courtney LoveCourtney Love...Big Pink
Tatum O'Neal...Cynthia Kruger
Chuck Pfeiffer...Tom Kruger
Rockets Redglare...Rockets
Esther G. Schnabel...Esther Milo
Jack Schnabel...Jack Milo
Lola Schnabel...Jacqueline Milo