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The Wunderkind of the Lower East Side

In 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. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in a definitive documentary.

Premiere Date: April 12, 2011 | Runtime: 00:00:28

Season 19

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