The life and work of New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat were marked by a long quest for identity, by his Haitian and Puerto Rican family origins, and by his pivotal trip to Africa. Portraying this major painter of the twentieth century, who died in 1988 at the age of 27, is also a way of evoking the place of black American artists in the conservative and racist America of the Reagan years.

A film by Pierre-Paul Puljiz

Produced by Tamara films
French broadcaster: France 5
International sales: CLPB Rights


FIFA - International Festival of Films on Art (2022) - Official selection
Beirut Art Film Festival - Official selection