1997, 2018

A fictionalized biography of the titular artist as a self-destructive young man tracing his up and downward trajectories from 1979 to 1988, the years of his celebrity from age nineteen to twenty-seven. Called the Jimi Hendrix of the Art World, Jean-Michel Basquiat electrified his contemporaries and meteorically shot through the New York stage, dying with the eighties of a drug overdose.

Based on real life, Lech Majewski’s story reconstructs the fate of one of the most rebellious artists of our times, and serves as a base for Julian Schnabel’s feature.