Sky Arts' Urban Myth: Madonna and Basquiat

Sky Arts' Urban Myth: Madonna and Basquiat
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Sky Arts' Urban Myth: Madonna and Basquiat

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Before she was famous, Madonna had a short but passionate and influential relationship with Jean Michel Basquiat, a pioneer and darling of the 1980s New York art scene. Basquiat was riding high while Madonna was a coat check girl, but she already had the self-belief to know she had something special. This myth takes place across one night on the New York subway, just before she infamously door-stepped music producer Seymour Stein at his hospital bedside when he signed her on the spot. This is a poignant moment, before Basquiat's untimely death and just before Madonna broke through to take over the motherf****** world.

David Pimm

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