Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Madonna and Basquiat

We recently checked out Paige Powell's large-scale photographs of a nude Jean Michel-Basquiat at Suzanne Geiss in Soho. The show is a rare chance to see the artist at his most vulnerable, and it got us thinking about the personal life of the man behind the art. After seeing the provocative poses and how comfortable he seemed completely exposed in front of the camera, we couldn't help but better understand how he might have gotten along so well with Madonna—the sexy and intrepid envelope-pusher whom he infamously dated back in the day.