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American Masters

American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

With the four-part Artists Flight series, American Masters explores the lives of iconic visual artists Eva Hesse, Elizabeth Murray, Andrew Wyeth and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

See Basquiat: Rage to Riches Friday. Sept. 14, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. on KCTS 9.

 


Jean-Michel Basquiat was a rock star of the early 80s art scene: he lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings. It took less than a decade to go from anonymous graffiti writer to an epoch-defining art star. He has emerged as one of the most important artists of his generation and now exhibits in museums all over the world.

 

Episodes

Season 32
One of the most influential American artists of the 20th century, Jean-Michel Basquiat...
Season 32
Through unprecedented access to Wyeth’s family members, including sons Jamie and Nicholas...
Season 32
This intimate portrait of maverick painter and printmaker Elizabeth Murray explores the...
Season 32
One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20...
Season 32
Watch a new biography of the Boston Red Sox player who may have been the greatest hitter...
Season 32
Produced by Reframed Pictures in association with American Masters, the new documentary...
Season 32
Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and...
Season 32
Explore the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of A Raisin in...


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