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Widow Basquiat

A Memoir
Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Madonna. Andy Warhol. Keith Haring. Fab 5 Freddie. Debbie Harry. Julian Schnabel. Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and aspiring stars. Unable to deal with the demands that his new fame brought, in 1987, at the age of 27, Basquiat, the most successful black visual artist in history, died from a heroin overdose.

Widow Basquiat is an exploration of the artist as seen through the eyes of his muse, Suzanne. It is a love story like no other. This audio edition is read by Noma Dumezweni, who starred as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

©2010 Jennifer Clement (P)2017 Canongate Books Ltd

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Simply fabulous

I had this book in my wish list for a few months before I decided to purchase. I should have bought it sooner! The story is told so beautifully, it’s the most engrossed I have been in an audio book yet!

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wonderful read

one of the most beautifully book I've ever read. a story of real love.

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beautifully sad

beautifully sad what an amazingly talented spirit brought to thia world for a short time only.

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a most interesting, moving and beautiful book...

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#sublime(ly [sometimes heartbreakingly 💔💔💔) #readBy @missDumezweni #nomaDumezweni 🙌🙌🙌

published by my favourite publishing house @canongateBooks #canongateBooks who's mail on occasion i collect 📮📮📮 😋😋😋 so if You're wondering 🤔🤔🤔 YES I DO consider myself 'a part' of the #creativeMachine ❗️❗️ AND PROUD OF IT 😳😳😳 😂😂😂 🙃🙃🙃

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i am dumbfounded and awed by those (rare few) who poses such creative powers

those in the book, those who wrote the book and those who published the book 🙌🙌🙌 thank You for Your (collective) #contributionToTheCollectiveConsciousness 🙌🙌🙌 🙌🙌🙌 🙌🙌🙌 #samo #samoBasquiat #art #artist #👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨 #🎨🎨🎨