Jean-Michel Basquiat would have turned 50 years old today. One of the most influential artists of his generation, Basquiat began his career as a graffiti artist on the streets of Brooklyn in the ’70s. By the time of his death in 1988 at the age of 27, he had created hundreds of paintings that are now showcased in various museums and art galleries around the world.
Filmmaker Tamra Davis painted her own portrait of the artist in her latest documentary, “Basquiat: A Radiant Child.” I recently talked to Davis about her film and her special friendship with Basquiat.
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