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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Sunday Highlights - – RS

Artist Jean-michel Basquiat hit cult sta­tus with his pow­er­ful and hon­est graf­fiti art, which started on the streets of Soho in the late 1970s.

Un­der the moniker ‘SAMO’, Basquiat worked his way to in­ter­na­tional star­dom through his neo-ex­pres­sion­ist art­work and close friend­ship with Andy Warhol.

This doc­u­men­tary, di­rected by Basquiat’s friend Tamra Davis, looks at the highs and lows of the artist’s ca­reer.

Racism, pol­i­tics, love and beauty – Basquiat cov­ers it all.

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