The Radiant Child: A brilliant film of a brilliant man

The new Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary is a must-see. It tells the story of his art career—from being a truly inspired teen to becoming a hugely famous artist in less than 10 years and then leaving this world at the age of 27. He left over one thousand paintings and one thousand drawings for us to explore, decode and feel for years to come. An incredible body of work that analyzed, synthesized, prophetized and expressed our human culture and history, frame after frame. He was a truly pure being, operating from his soul and letting his knowledge flow back out through him in automatically.

The film is playing now at Film Forum on Houston between 6th & 7th Aves. You should probably also pre-order the DVD now. It’s a classic.