R | | Biography, Drama
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
David Bowie had previously recorded a song about Andy Warhol, whom he portrays in this movie, called "Andy Warhol" on his album Hunky Dory. Much to Bowie's horror, Warhol hated the song so much, he literally walked out of the room when Bowie first played it for him in ... ...
Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognised genius slaving away in a garret is a deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really ...
When Jean Michel discovers that Andy Warhol has died (which occurs in the mid-'80s) there is the store X-Large in the background. X-Large, (created by Mike D from the Beastie Boys) did not open or have clothing until the early nineties.
At the very end of the credits, a short clip showing a surfer riding on a wave is displayed. It's very similar to the surfing/wave shots that Basquiat keeps seeing whenever he looks up to the sky during the movie, but it's in full color instead of being blue-tinted.
$83,863 (USA) (11 August 1996)
$2,961,991 (USA) (24 November 1996)