A tender and moving account of Jean-Michel Basquiat's life as seen through the eyes of his muse
Jennifer Clement is a poet, biographer and novelist. She is also the author of the novels A True Story Based on Lies, Prayers for the Stolen and The Poison that Fascinates. She was part of the NYC art scene during the early eighties but she now lives in Mexico City. She was recently the recipient of the Systema Nacional de Credadores. She is also co-founder and director of the San Miguel Poetry Week.
* Engrossing ... Clement offers far more clues to the cryptic symbols which litter his paintings than any art critic could The Times A compelling book that leaves a giant sized lump in the throat ... A vivid portrait of Basquiat, powerfully evoking his inventiveness as an artist Independent on Sunday * The kind of book that makes you want to take the next flight to New York Big Issue * Widow Basquiat is truly unique and continues to resonate long after you've closed the final page. Straight no Chaser * Deeply romantic Big Issue * Compelling Independent on Sunday * Engrossing The Times