Another documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life to release soon: King Pleasure

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the famous artist’s death.

A Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary coming; it’s called ‘King Pleasure’

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Boardwalk Pictures and Quinn Wilson, the director, announced they plan to retell Jean-Michel Basquiat’s story in ‘King Pleasure’. As Deadline reports, this documentary includes “never before seen home movies, notebooks, photographs, animation, and interviews”.

In a statement, Quinn Wilson said, “I have been fortunate enough to gain an intimate understanding of Jean-Michel through the stories and recollections shared by his sisters and stepmother. We have discovered a story that cracks the narrative of what we know about the prolific artist. Through his previously unseen artwork, thoughts, and memorabilia, we’ve uncovered a history that shatters the conventional understanding of this icon and I look forward to doing justice to his life’s story and shining a light on him not only as an artist, but as a man.”

His family—sisters Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux, and stepmother Nora Firtzpatrick—also curated the King Pleasure exhibition featuring more than two-hundred of his works.

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