Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Hawk Week Film: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • Film
  • 8/19/2010
  • 18:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Student Advisory Board, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man (2010, Dir. Tamra Davis, 93 minutes)

The film screening is in conjunction with KU's Hawk Week, the official welcome week for new students at the University of Kansas. For more information visit http://hawkweek.ku.edu/