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.