Preview – Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Picture Shows: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Image Credit: BBC/Marion Busch.

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an artist born in Brooklyn who died in 1988, but whose artworks now sell for millions. One of his works has sold for over $100 million at Sotherby’s.

This profile of the man interviews both of his sisters, Lisane and Jeanine, for the first time, as they examine the profile of a man who while his works sell for so much today, and who when he was alive was often the victim of both racism and drug addiction.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches is on BBC Two at 21.00.

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