New Basquiat Documentary Uncovers How Madonna Caught A Beatdown From Artist’s Girlfriend

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"Jean-Michel Basquiat Getting Freaky With Madonna"

We’ve seen a couple of films about Jean-Michel Basquiat, so we already know the guy was a major bad boy of the art world, and even had white girls like Madonna going crazy over him back in the day. But we didn’t realize quite how bad a*s he was until we saw a clip from the new documentary “Jean-Michel Basquiat” The Radiant Child,” where his old girlfriend reveals how she had to mollywop Madonna over Basquiat — and then he actually dedicated space in a painting to the catfight! Unbelievable. Pop the hood for a look.

Jean-Michel Basquiat is heralded as one of the greatest American artists, only growing more legendary in the years since his premature death in 1988. While there are already several films devoted to his story, the latest, a documentary directed by Tamra Davis (wife of Beastie Boys’ Mike D) “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child” just had its New York premiere at MoMA during the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Davis, who met and befriended Basquiat when he visited LA to exhibit at the Gagosian gallery in 1983, was one of few to document the artist during his lifetime. Profoundly affected by his death, Davis hid her reels for two decades. But in 2005, prompted by a friend working on MOCA’s Basquiat retrospective of that year, Davis returned to her 80s footage to create a short, 20-minute tribute to the artist. “Everybody at the museum flipped out because the footage I had was incredibly rare,” she says. “They said, ‘This is so important! You can’t just keep it in your closet––you have to show this film.” So Davis developed the short into a feature-length documentary with Arthouse Films, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, seeking out Basquiat’s contemporaries, friends and admirers, from his longtime girlfriend Suzanne Mallouk to artist Julian Schnabel and early hip-hop maestro Fab Five Freddy. The film documents Basquiat’s transformation from slouching street kid into international art world darling, accompanied by graphic animations by artist Shepard Fairey and a soundtrack from Beastie Boys Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond and Manhattan-based composer J. Ralph.

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  • Human Racist

    definitely a different brotha…

  • Hannibal

    LADY GAGA IS BETTER THAN MADONNA

  • BKLYNZ OWN

    NOT INTERESTED. BUT ONE FOR THE BLACK TEAM.

  • MochaLove

    OMD!! I cannot wait to see this film!! He’s one of my favorites! Many artists today try to mimic his style… to no avail. One of the greatest. Ever.

  • queen

    S e e k i n g A f f l u e n t c O m is a place for like-minded people who understand that intelligence, success and drive are key elements to attraction.

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    yeah he was way out there

  • lani3000

    Dope 4 real!

  • Here to share knowledge, not argue....

    I can not stand Negros like this…really….I can’t….A N.i.g.g.h.a. with no soul or sense of self…and white folks was just loving it…that should have been the first clue right there that something was not quite right about this nut….

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    Not really into his style but I can appreciate innovation.

  • Mizz Frost

    ooo I want to see this!!

  • T-MAC

    Wow! My 10 year old can put compositions together better than his art. If he got famous from those paintings, I need to grab an easel, canvas and some paint and get started right away.

  • muchluv

    MochaLove, you are the only one on this entire thread who seems to know who Jean Michel Basquiat was. COME ON PEOPLE, STOP WITH THESE UNINFORMED COMMENTS. He transcended into the world of art that was previously closed to us. He was in deep pain, I read that his father made him sleep under the staircase when he was a boy. He also never show appreciation for his accomplishments.

  • http:chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Very intriguing and I remember him forgot how he died but it was huge news in fact it’s like he blew up and then blew out….

  • http:chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    @Much luv
    Thanks I will have to google him my land is candle blew out way tooo soon!

  • Here to share knowledge, not argue....

    @muchluv
    4/28/10, 16:46:pm

    MochaLove, you are the only one on this entire thread who seems to know who Jean Michel Basquiat was. COME ON PEOPLE, STOP WITH THESE UNINFORMED COMMENTS. He transcended into the world of art that was previously closed to us. He was in deep pain, I read that his father made him sleep under the staircase when he was a boy. He also never show appreciation for his accomplishments.
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    Uninformed? Uninformed? This guy was a p.h.u.c.k.i.n.g loser that got lucky and befrinded some constantly high white folk….he was no artist….a lazy azz bumb that found a niche…that’s all. Don’t be mad because there are those of us who can see people for who they are and what they do for what it is…..next you gonna be yelling bout how we need to appreciate the person who painted the curbs of sidewalks yellow….LOL you are funny….and BTW, people all day everyday are growing up in homes with stupid parents and they still grow up and become good decent human being who actually contribute to their communities and not just themselves….

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