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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.

ยฉ2010 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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So beautiful

So beautiful so sad so rich it made me cry. And the reading by Noma Dumezweni is absolutely congenial. I don’t know how not to love this book.

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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...

i have #justRead (== 'met' == 'spent time with') a most ([unexpectedly] #interesting #moving ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” and) #beautiful #book #๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š

#widowBasquiat #aMemoir written by #jenniferClement about #suzanneMallouk's 'life'time spent with #jeanMichelBasquiat #basquiat @basquiatArt

#sublime(ly [sometimes heartbreakingly ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”) #readBy @missDumezweni #nomaDumezweni ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

published by my favourite publishing house @canongateBooks #canongateBooks who's mail on occasion i collect ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ“ฎ ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ so if You're wondering ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” YES I DO consider myself 'a part' of the #creativeMachine โ—๏ธโ—๏ธ AND PROUD OF IT ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

#print (read) | @audible_com @audible_uk #audible #audioBook (listen) | #kindle ([highlight &] notate) ~ simultaneous listen and read ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“ | (for) deep(er) learning | total emersion ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ thank You for Your (collective) #contributionToTheCollectiveConsciousness ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ #samo #samoBasquiat #art #artist #๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ‍๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพ‍๐ŸŽจ #๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ