Doco 8.30pm, ABC2
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.