Widow Basquiat

Widow Basquiat

A Love Story

eBook - 2014
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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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9780553419924
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
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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