Widow Basquiat

Widow Basquiat

A Love Story

eBook - 2014
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The gorgeously written story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's partner, her past, and their life together Jean-Michel Basquiat's swift transition from the grit of city subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and rising stars. But his new life of celebrity and access was also his greatest downfall; unable to deal with the pressure and demands his fame brought, in 1988' at the shockingly young age of twenty-seven'Basquiat died from a heroin overdose. Widow Basquiat is an exploration of the artist as seen and experienced through the early life of his lover and muse, Suzanne. A love story like no other, it is a memoir of the unrelenting power of addiction and obsession, but also of the incredible affection between two extraordinary people. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2014
ISBN: 9780553419924
0553419927
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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uncommonreader
Jun 06, 2017

This unconventional biography of Suzanne Mallouk, friend of the author and muse of Jean-Michel Basquiat provides interesting insights into the art world of 1980s New York. A love story, incredibly well done.

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mclarjh
Mar 29, 2016

A very interesting and unusual biography.

jennrose Feb 20, 2015

Beautiful, poetic biography of Basquiat and his sometimes girlfriend. Quite a chronicle of the gritty, drug fueled art world at that time. The talented Basquiat was troubled and his drug use led to what appears to be extreme emotional abuse of Suzanne. The ending was astonishing in a good way.

multcolib_darceem Nov 26, 2014

Poetic vignettes of a life shared between Basquiat and his lover and muse Suzanne Mallouck. I loved the formatting of this biography! The brief and beautifully written entries brought to life this couple's tumultuous history in a way that a traditional biography could not have. A hypnotic look at principle players in the NYC art world in the 1980s.

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