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Basquiat (film) Quotes

Basquiat (film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Basquiat ended in 1970.

It features Joseph Allen, and Peter Brant as producer, John Cale, and Julian Schnabel in charge of musical score, and Ron Fortunato as head of cinematography.

Basquiat (film) is recorded in English, and Spanish and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Basquiat (film) is 106 minutes long. Basquiat (film) is distributed by Miramax Films.

The cast includes: Michael Wincott as Rene, Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat, Paul Bartel as Henry Geldzahler, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, Benicio del Toro as Benny Dalmau, Claire Forlani as Gina Cardinale, Courtney Love as Big Pink, Michael Wincott as Rene Ricard, Elina Löwensohn as Annina Nosei, Gary Oldman as Albert Milo, Tatum O'Neal as Cynthia Kruger, and Tatum O'Neal as Tom Kruger.

Basquiat (film) Quotes

Jeffrey Wright as Basquiat

  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Duck-man. Can I get two ducks, man?"
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Hey Bennie, man, how long you think it takes to get famous?"
  • (Benicio del Toro) "For a musician or a painter?"
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Whatever, famous."
  • (Benicio del Toro) "Four years. Six to get rich. First you're gonna have to dress right, you know. Then you're gonna have to hang out with famous people, you know. Make friends with the right blonde people. Go to the right parties, yeah? Social life. Then you gotta do your work all the time, and you're not doing that. But I'm talking about the same kind of work, the same style, so people recognize you and don't get confused, you know? Then once you're famous, airborn, you know, you gotta KEEP doing it in the same way even after it's boring, unless you want people to get mad at you. Which they will anyway."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Whoa. Warhol."
  • (Benicio del Toro) "That's Andy Warhol --"
  • (Benicio del Toro) "He's a f***in' homo."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "You check everyone's money or just mine?"
  • (Counterman at Deli) "Just yours."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Benny, f*** Hawaii. Let's go to Ireland. We'll stop in every bar and have a drink."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "How long does it take to get famous?"
  • (Benicio del Toro) "Four years. Six to get rich."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Ah, piss paint."
  • (David Bowie) "Not piss paint, Jean, oxidation art."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Ya, I hate cleaning brushes too."

Michael Wincott as Rene

  • (Michael Wincott) "Everybody wants to get on the Van Gogh boat. There's no trip so horrible that someone won't take it. The idea of the unrecognised genius slaving away in a garret is a deliciously foolish one. We must credit the life of Vincent Van Gogh for really sending this myth into orbit. I mean, how many pictures did he sell, one? He couldn't give them away. He has to be the most modern artist, but everybody hated him. He was so ashamed of his life that the rest of our history will be contribution to Van Gogh's neglect. No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another like Van Gogh. In this town, one is at the mercy of the recognition factor. One's public appearance is absolute. Part of the artist's job is to get the work where I will see it. I consider myself a metaphor on the public."
  • (Michael Wincott) "We're no longer collecting art; we're buying people."
  • (Michael Wincott) "That's $2000 and he's from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, suck my p*****, you star."
  • (Michael Wincott) "When I speak nobody believes me, but when I write it down everybody knows it to be true."
  • (Michael Wincott) "Child, you got no respect at all -- nobody taught you how to mount paintings? You know me, when it comes to a mounting, the rougher the better."
  • (Michael Wincott) "I am a public eye, a witness, a critic. When you first see a new picture. You don't want to miss the boat. You have to be very careful. You might be staring at Van Gogh's ear."

Elina Löwensohn as Annina Nosei

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

Benicio del Toro as Benny Dalmau

  • (Benicio del Toro) "What would you do if I kissed ya?"
  • (Claire Forlani) "You're out of your mind Benny. You should take more drugs."
  • (Benicio del Toro) "Boom, for real."
  • (Benicio del Toro) "Famous people are usually pretty f***in' stupid. You're too smart. You don't want to end up"

Gary Oldman as Albert Milo

  • (Gary Oldman) "You know, your audience isn't even born yet."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Good conversation is hard to find in this town."

Tatum O'Neal as Tom Kruger

  • (Tatum O'Neal) "I just don't know if I can live with the green."
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "You want me to make it a nice s*** brown?"
  • (Tatum O'Neal) "I beg your pardon. Nobody makes fun of my wife but me."

Courtney Love as Big Pink

  • (Courtney Love) "Oh. How can I ever thank you?"
  • (Jeffrey Wright) "Can I squeeze your titties?"

Paul Bartel as Henry Geldzahler

  • (Paul Bartel) "He used to, Nixon used to have a room at the Waldorf Astoria, but then he moved to Saddle River, New Jersey."
  • (Jack Milo) "Saddle River's in New York."
  • (David Bowie) "I think it's in New Jersey."
  • (Jack Milo) "New York."
  • (David Bowie) "It's -- it's in New Jersey."
  • (Jack Milo) "Saddle River's in New York."

David Bowie as Andy Warhol

  • (David Bowie) "I don't like beer."

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