Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

by Nella

Jean-Michel Basquiat Documentary: The Radiant Child by Tamra Davis

“He was a poet, writer, painter – everything!”

“When he died, it was immediately clear which scenario had to serve to get him with explanations in the handle: too much in too short a time, an undisciplined lust for life. It is the nature of the media beast, to simplify the complex that it is disfigured beyond recognition. ” (Keith Haring, Remembering Basquiat)

„Als er starb, war mir sofort klar, welches Szenario herhalten musste, um ihn mit Erklärungen in den Griff zu bekommen: zu viel in zu kurzer Zeit, eine disziplinlose Gier nach Leben. Es ist das Wesen der Medienbestie, das Komplexe zu simplifizieren, dass es bis zur Unerkenntlichkeit entstellt wird.“ (Keith Haring, Basquiat erinnern)