The late Jean-Michel Basquiat is likely one of the most modern and influential artists of the 20th century and now his work is ready to be depicted in a gritty broadway musical.

Tony Award successful Jon Doyle will direct the venture alongside producers Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks.

Composer of the venture and musical director of The Late Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste, stated: "I am honoured to work with veteran storyteller John Doyle, the Marks and The Basquiat household."

Batiste added: "We have a possibility to inform a really profound story, filled with emotional highs and lows, with unbelievable artwork on the centre. We are assembling a group to assist craft a boundary pushing masterpiece impressed by a real American authentic."

A Jean-Michel Basquiat musical is heading to Broadway

Basquiat's sisters Lisane and Jeanine have admitted that many individuals have approached them about telling their brother's story however they're "thrilled with the chances" that Batiste and Doyle have up their sleeves.

Basquiat's work was well-known for its daring colors and blended media, used to embody humour, urbanism and hazard, amongst different themes.

A swell within the reputation of Basquiat's work occurred after drug overdose result in his demise in 1988. His artwork then started to interrupt information, with some items promoting for over $100 million.