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Turning Street Energy Into High Art

  • Aired: 04/12/2011
  • 01:21
  • Rating: TV-PG
Basquiat had a special talent for taking "street energies" and making them into high art. During his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a wunderkind and a phenomenon. Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side, he sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and later became best friends with Andy Warhol.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
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