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The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jordana Moore Saggese

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Like Beat writers who composed their work by shredding and reassembling scraps of writing, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat used similar techniques to remix his materials. Pulling in splintered anatomy, reimagined historical scenes and skulls, he repurposed present day experiences and art history into an inventive visual language. Jordana Moore Saggese explores the chaotic and prolific art of Basquiat.

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  • Educator Jordana Moore Saggese
  • Director Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Layout Artist Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Character Designer Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Art Director Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Animator Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Illustrator Héloïse Dorsan Rachet
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
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