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BASQUIAT (1996) Julian Schnabel

  • West Orange Public Library 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. West Orange, NJ (map)

The public is invited to join arts educator Gerard Amsellem for a screening and discussion of Julian Schnabel’s 1996 biopic, Basquiat. In 1981, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a 19-year-old graffiti artist living on the streets. Eight years later, he was a world-renowned painter - and the tragic victim of his own addiction. This film chronicles his meteoric rise in New York's art world, his anguish over his family, and his hatred of a society that both courted and exploited him.  This screening is sponsored by the West Orange Arts Council. 

To register, go to the WOPL events calendar or call 973-736-0198.

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