We love art. We love documentary. We love biography…and so for us this excellent film has got it all.
Jean-Michel Basquiat exploded onto the New York art scene in the 1970s through his collaboration under the elusive street art name of SAMO. Once uncovered, his rise to international art stardom was meteoric. From literally living on the street and in various squats in NY’s culturally heaving Lower East Side to having his work exhibited internationally, Basquiat used the flotsam and jetsam of the sidewalk and alleys as the core of his art.
Rigorous and fascinating, Boom For Realexplores the time before fame for Basquiat and in so doing interviews anyone who was anyone from the time of this incredible explosion of art, punk rock, fashion and design. Housemates, band members, friends, art dealers, fashion designers and filmmakers – they’re all here weaving their own magic over Basquiat’s enormously interesting world.
Screening with the short film The Grand Mistake: A Portrait of McLean Edwards.
Sat 7th, 4.15pm, Luna Leederville
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