Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the early years of renowned artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. This beautiful and informative documentary by Sara Driver transports its audience to a bohemian, disease stricken New York City and the beyond humble beginnings of one of the most important artists of the 20th century. A poet, a painter, a "maker," Basquiat lived in a time when New York was shifting in terms of its art culture. Personal accounts by friends help build the story and shape the most factual image possible of Basquiat pre-fame. Set to be released today, this is a must-see film for anyone interested in art, the history of New York and the incredible artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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