ART/new york, No. 30: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Join the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art for a free film screening. This film features a rare interview with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, conducted in 1981 in his studio on Crosby Street in SOHO. Basquiat, an internationally renowned artist as well as enfant terrible of the 1980s art scene, died tragically in 1988 at the age of twenty-seven. Both during his brief life and since his untimely death, numerous stories and legends that chronicle his quick rise to art world stardom have arisen.

In this “ART/new york” installment, the twenty-one-year-old Basquiat, already a well-known art figure is interviewed by art historian and curator Marc H. Miller. The artist’s fondness for high jinks as well as his exuberant spirit are captured as he describes his working process and comments upon his art-world persona.

Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel to follow. Admission to the film is free and all are welcome to attend. 

See the trailer here.
Learn more about ART/new york here.

Sep-05-18 7:00 pm - Sep-05-18 8:30 pm
Simons Center for the Arts
Address: 54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403