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Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

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The beautifully written, deeply affecting story of Jean-Michel Basquiat's partner, her past, and their life together

New York City in the 1980s was a mesmerizing, wild place. A hotbed for  hip hop, underground culture, and unmatched creative energy, it spawned  some of the most significant art of the 20th century. It was where  Jean-Michel Basquiat became an avant-garde street artist and painter,  swiftly achieving worldwide fame. During the years before his death at  the age of 27, he shared his life with his lover and muse, Suzanne  Mallouk.

A runaway from an unhappy home in Canada, Suzanne  first met Jean-Michel in a bar on the Lower East Side in 1980. Thus  began a tumultuous and passionate relationship that deeply influenced  one of the most exceptional artists of our time.

In emotionally  resonant prose, award-winning author Jennifer Clement tells the story of  the passion that swept Suzanne and Jean-Michel into a short-lived,  unforgettable affair. A poetic interpretation like no other, Widow Basquiat is an expression of the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession and love.

Details:

  • Paperback :  208 pages 
  • Product Dimensions :  5.2 x 0.43 x 7.98 inches 
  • Publisher :  Broadway Books (November 4, 2014)