Basquiat

Basquiat

Monday

August 7, 2017

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Auditorium

225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Join us on Monday evenings this summer for Picasso in Film. This series features films in which Picasso and/or his art is a seminal aspect of the film’s narrative, plot, or the artistic creativity of the film’s protagonist.

Basquiat
A biopic of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s short life, the film chronicles the rise and fall of Basquiat (Jeffery Wright) as he takes his place within the New York art scene after being discovered by Andy Warhol (David Bowie). In the film, the artist and his mother view a copy of Picasso’s infamous Guernica, a replica painted with permission from the artist’s estate. The politics of art at hand—this replica, per the terms of the agreement- was destroyed and the physical evidence returned to the artist’s estate after filming ended. 

Director: Julian Schnabel
Year: 1996
Rating: R [contains sexual content, drugs, suicide, and language]
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Genres: Biography & Drama
Language: English

Other films in the series include:
The Picasso Summer (1969), July 31st, 7:00 PM
Midnight in Paris (2011), August 14th, 7:00 PM
Neruda (2016), August 21st, 7:00 PM

Picasso | Encounters is organized by the Clark Art Institute, with the exceptional support of the Musée national PicassoParis. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Margaret and Richard Kronenberg and Marilyn and Ron Walter.

The Clark offers accessible seating for individuals with disabilities.