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Widow Basquiat (Canons): A Memoir

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Clement is also the author of several books of poetry: The Next Stranger (with an introduction by W. They’re two wounded souls moving through the gentrifying streets of downtown New York in the company of hobos and bohemians and hungry art dealers named Anina, Mary, Larry.

From the author of cult classic Widow Basquiat, this memoir is a tale of two cities and their artists. This isn't an analysis of the art confining itself to the push-pull relationship between Suzanne and Jean: the cruelty, the rows, the infidelities, the way love can turn maternal on her side, the final kind consideration on his before his untimely death from overdose at just 27. Mallouk is a psychiatric consultant to media, film, television museums, documentaries, authors, etc. You could scorn the commercialisation, but isn’t it what he wanted, to colour every surface with his runes?I was astonished at his knowledge and intelligence and at how twisted and unexpected his observations could be.

We live today as courtiers once did in royal courts: we must appear civil while attempting to crush all those around us. In 2015, she was elected as the first woman president of PEN International, an organization that was founded in 1921. Other honours include the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Fellowship for Literature in 2012, the UK’s Canongate Prize, a Santa Maddalena Fellowship, the MacDowell Colony’s Robert and Stephanie Olmsted Fellowship and, due to her humanitarian work, Clement was awarded a City of Asylum Residency in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Living a drug and sex -fuelled life of chaos in the New York and International art scene, the colorful characters come to life while we see the reality of AIDS and overdoses and other STDs at the edges of the frenetic lifestyles.He said good-bye to me and then five minutes later he came back to the apartment and said good-bye to me again.

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