August 27 & 28: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child @ Portland Art Museum + Win Tickets

We have a pair of tickets for each night of Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child @ NW Film Center. To win, comment below on this post why you would like to attend. IMPORTANT: you must put which day (Friday or Saturday) in order to win. Winners drawn Friday, 8-27 at 3PM.

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From our partners at NW Film Center
jean_michel_basquiat_the_radiant_child August 27 & 28, 7:00 PM
Part of the Film Center's August Special Screenings
U.S. 2010

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. From his early, cryptic street art to his meteoric rise to prominence in the New York art world, Basquiat exhibited genius. He infused his work with an intentional childishness that contrasted sharply with his catalog of intellectual, anatomical, sociopolitical, historical, and graphic influences.

By the time of his premature death in the 1980s he was no less than the prince of the post-pop scene. Combining never-before-seen interview footage with commentary from friends and contemporary art world luminaries, Davis offers a compelling introduction to a singularly driven creative personality, an artist who could paint masterpieces in an hour (earning him Andy Warhol's extreme jealousy) and find endless inspiration in the oversaturated culture from which he emerged. (90 min.)

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Location Whitsell Auditorium
Time 7:00 pm
Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue

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21 Responses to August 27 & 28: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child @ Portland Art Museum + Win Tickets

  1. Jamie P. August 25, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Don’t have anything better to do on Saturday.

  2. Aki August 25, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Basquiat! Tamra Davis! I love them!


  3. capnleela August 25, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Basquiat’s been one of my favorite artists for years and years. Would love to see this documentary, and get more of a cultural-historical idea of his influences and impact.

    Friday. And thanks!

  4. Cecily August 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Besides being a boss, I frequent Arthouse’s web page and have been anticipating the release of this film for quite a while. Reporters are both fascinated and frustrated by his nonchalance, but for those who don’t fall easily under this mystification, they should get a chance to see the rare footage and parts of his story no one has known. I was introduced to Basquiat years ago, his work is something I frequently go back to. New York in the 1960s &1970s has always been one of myn primary interests (I’m not sure how much more cliche that could have sounded), and a special interest movie like this one about Jean-Michel and his undeniable influence would, like, make my day, to put it mildly. So if I haven’t persuaded the pants off the judges I don’t know what could.

  5. Matsya Siosal August 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Basquiat’s work and life story has captured my imagination since the early 90’s. I would LOVE to see this film on Saturday night.

  6. Sue Cool August 26, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, pick me, pretty please!!!

    Thank you!

  7. heidi August 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    i would love to this this film!

  8. Justin August 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm #


    Because my girlfriend wants to. Boom.

  9. Elle August 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    pick me! i want to see it!

  10. Anna August 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing on Saturday!! Of course I could sqeeze it in on Friday if need be :D Enrichment thru the arts is just what I need!!
    Thanks :D

  11. Anthony Sanchez August 26, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Man when the movie Basquiat came out in the mid 90’s it really effected me, not sure why but it made a huge impact on me and getting involved with Music promotions. I really believe it made me want to help my friends that were creating art and needed some help getting their work out there. I really didnt know what I was doing at the time but they knew they could trust me and that I would do my best to protect their work and the way it was presented. Plus it would be cool to take my wife out for the night. We have a 21month old son and we dont get the chance to get out much. The Portland art musem my wife and an amazing movie about Basquiat, sounds like an awesome night out in Portland.

  12. Dave tuttle August 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE Jean-Michel Basqiat!! Would tag SAMO all over town for tix to this. “Like an ignorant Easter suit”

  13. Stacey August 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Friday night, please! We just rented the 1996 film ‘Basquiat’ the other night, and it left us wanting to know more about the man. What better way than a second film, this time at NW Film Center?

  14. Brie August 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    I would love to see the film on Saturday night because I’ve been an admirer of his since I did a series of Basquiat-inspired self portraits in college.

    I could also really use a night out since I have been working the night shift all summer and rarely have had a Saturday night off.

    Alternatively, if I don’t win, you could just go ahead and purchase this portfolio of photographs for me. thanks. :)

    • Brie August 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

      lor perhaps this link will work?

      • Brie August 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

        hmmm. ok whatever. :(

  15. Cecil Prescod August 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    I lived in Manhattan in the late seventies and early eighties and was inspired by the culturally transformative movements, including Basquiat’s works, of that period. The creative energy of that period continue to influence how I participate in community building. Seeing the film would re- connect me to that influential time and inspire me to embrace the positive creative energy that Basquiat represented. I would love to see the film on Friday (although I could attend on Saturday evening). Thanks.

  16. Lisa Spears August 27, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I would love the opportunity to take part in this showing learning about the dynamic art work of Jean-Michel Basquiat on (Saturday 8/28) My husband and I are new to the area and would welcome any opportunity to bring culture into our lives. As an interest we love taking part in art shows or documentaries, however, we’re now in the right place but working off of one income leaving us less opportunity. I am a school teacher looking for work. In our spare time we enjoy being involved in the community while learning more about art together and piecing together what we’ve learned independently in our undergrad classes. Thank you in advance for the possibility of such a wonderful opportunity.

    Matthew & Lisa

  17. Jennie Olson August 27, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    I would love to win tickets to see this film! Ever since I saw the trailer for it I have been checking the movie listings for it’s release in Portland. It documents such an important artist, movement and time not just in the art world, but in New York City as well. From the trailer it looks like a film that was made out of great respect and love of it’s subject. If I had the funds to “splurge” on a night out this weekend I would definitely support the NW Film center by purchasing a ticket, but alas, finances do not allow this. I would love the opportunity to see this film on the big screen in such a lovely auditorium and not have to wait for release on DVD.

    Since it looks like a cheap weekend at home I would appreciate either night’s tickets!

  18. Colleen Nielsen August 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I blogged about this film on I Fry Mine in Butter with hopes it would come to Portland! Please pick me so I can do a full write up on it. I’m huge fan of his work. Saturday would be perfect!

  19. malaya April 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm #


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