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“I’m an artist. When you tell people that they usually say, ‘what’s your medium?’ I usually say, ‘extra large.” This is the center line of Edo Bertoglio’s slice of hipster-life, “Downtown 81” and its hero-star Jean-Michel Basquiat  as he lives out this medium and plays himself as the most popular guy in town.

 

 

When Kool Keith asks you to get him on your guestlist you know you’re fucking cool. This film  is mostly notable for being a great historical artifact, which was almost lost and languished for a decade in obscurity after Basquiat’s death. Also great song over the end-credits, Beat Bop by Rammellzee + K-Rob. Check it:

 

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