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Jean-Michel Basquiat was a famous Haitian-American artist and ex-boyfriend of Famous American singer Madonna.

Madonna had a three- month affair with Jean-Michel Basquiat

Madonna and Jean-Michel Basquiat met in New York's Lucky Strike nightclub in the autumn of 1982. They were introduced by video-maker Ed Steinberg, who was working with Madonna on her debut single, Everybody.

Soon after meeting Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna moved into his Crosby Street loft and the pair were photographed there by Jean-Michel Basquiat's friend Steve Torton.

It was at this time that Madonna was featured in a fashion spread in The Village Voice, the article that started her obsession with keeping all her press clippings. Picking up the paper, Jean-Michel Basquiat's former girlfriend Suzanne Mallouk recognised the coat the singer was wearing as one she had left behind in Jean-Michel Basquiat's loft.

Of all Madonna's relationships, this is the oddest because it never seemed to be about power. On the face of it, there was little to connect the pair. Basquiat painted all night and slept all day, keeping what Madonna called "vampire hours". She, on the other hand, rose early, ate health food and never stopped hustling during daylight hours, keen to capitalise on the success of Everybody, which had just crashed into the dance charts.

In 1996, American singer Madonna wrote a short essay on Jean-Michel Basquiat for The Guardian prior to a show of his work at London's Serpentine Gallery.

"He was one of the few people I was truly envious of," she wrote. "But he didn't know how good he was and he was plagued with insecurities. He used to say he was jealous of me because music is more accessible and it reached more people. He loathed the idea that art was appreciated by an elite group When I heard that Jean-Michel had died, I was not surprised. He was too fragile for this world."

From article "Morton fails to find the face of Madonna"

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Tom Zatar Kay says...

Note: So im the one who introduced Ed to Basquiat "Ed Steinberg TOM- you introduced me to JF Basquait! Remember! You sent him to my loft in Gramercy Park 1981 to shoot a video.

With actor DANNY Rosen and Wayne from his band Gray."
I produced this Video Art as a equal partner of Ed

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Rosembert Rodler says...

OH my god be proud to be Haitian after 1804 we still shock the

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Garry Destin says...

The girl he left for Madonna was my neighbor and she hated my guts. She is half white and half Iranian beautiful girl.
One day the supermanager of the building sew her running up the stairs like crazy so he went after her to know what happened then she told him that I remind her of him so she hates me.
I live in Downtown Eastside Manhattan.

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Boniface Zebo Correct De Press Producer says...

jean-michel-basquiat-un artiste de talent, qui fait partie du patrimoine haitien, et contemporains, basquiat a reproduit ce que la peinture haitienne a toujour ete, la modernité a être développé par le grand peintre cubain-ALFREDO-LAM- mes inspirer sur le naif haitien dans les annees 44 et breton et picasso idem pour frida-kallo la mexicaine ont fait rentre en europe comme artmajeur, basquiat a retranscrit le graffiti a new york avec la venue du hip-hop mes le graffiti est bien ne en haiti, le graffiti est un mimetisme national jusqu'a nos jours, une pensee pour un grand peintre haïtien jean-rene-jerome mon

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Omegathe Louis says...

what's wrong if haitien date Madona?

Haitien can go, can do, and can date
anybody, be pround to be

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