In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti
art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to
Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art
cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom.
However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place.
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary.