ART/new york, No. 30: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art presents ART/new york, No. 30: Jean-Michel Basquiat September 5 at 7 p.m. This film features a rare interview with painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, conducted in 1981 in his studio on Crosby Street in SOHO. Basquiat, an internationally renowned artist as well as enfant terrible of the 1980s art scene, died tragically in 1988 at the age of 27. In this “ART/new york” installment, the 21-year-old Basquiat, already a well-known art figure, is interviewed by art historian and curator Marc H. Miller. The artist’s fondness for high jinks as well as his exuberant spirit are captured as he describes his working process and comments upon his art-world persona. A Q&A with director Paul Tschinkel will follow. Free.