Arthouse Films has taken US rights to Tamra Davis’s film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (pictured).

Arthouse plans a summer release and has partnered with Independent Television Service for the TV Broadcast premiere as part of the PBS Independent Lens Series.

It has also partnered with New Video for the DVD and Digital Release on the Arthouse Films label, which has an overall output deal with New Video.

David Koh, Lilly Bright and Stanley Buchthal negotiated the deal on behalf of Arthouse Films, Curiously Bright Entertainment, and LM Media along with Lois Vossen, Independent Lens series producer and vice-president of PBS/ITVS, and Mark Kashden, vice-president of acquisitions for New Video.

The film profiles the life and work of the celebrated artist and premiered at Sundance before going on to screen at the EFM and SXSW.

Fortissimo Films is handling foreign sales.