Saturday, November 5, 2011
Q&A WITH BASQUIAT FRIENDS WHO APPEAR IN FILM, WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION, AND A VISIT TO HIS GRAVE.
Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Jean-Michel Basquiat over 20 years ago, this new documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist. In the crime-ridden NYC of the late 1970s, he covered the city with the graffiti tag “SAMO.” Twenty-five years old at the height of his career, Basquiat painted canvases that sell today for more than a million dollars. The film features interviews with Julian Schnabel, Larry Gagosian, Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch and many more. Film screening is followed by wine and cheese; Q&A with Suzanne Malouk, artist, psychiatrist and Basquiat’s former girlfriend, and Michael Harmon, co-founder of Basquiat’s 1980s industrial noise band, “Gray”; and a visit to Basquiat’s grave.
$25 per person for Green-Wood Historic Fund members and $35 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations required.
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Green-Wood Historic Fund
The Green-Wood Historic Fund's mission is to maintain Green-Wood's monuments and buildings of historical, cultural and architectural significance; advance public knowledge and appreciation of this significance; and preserve the natural habitat and parklands of one of New York City's first green spaces.
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