‘Boom For Real’ Shows Basquiat and NYC at Their Turning Points

I met director Sara Driver in Midtown, Manhattan to discuss her new documentary Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, for i-D. 

The film is as much about the iconic artist as it is about New York City, and shows how Baquiat's New York contrasts so sharply with today’s.

We talked about the "radiant child", downtown New York in the late 1970s, and how communities foster creativity.

SARAH GOODING IS A WRITER AND EDITOR BASED IN NEW YORK

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