Category: queen of pop

twixnmix: Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna …

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Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna

in his Crosby Street studio, 1982. 

Photos by Stephen Torton

twixnmix: Madonna and Vanilla Ice photographed…

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Madonna and Vanilla Ice photographed by Steven Meisel for her SEX book (1992)

Vanilla Ice began dating Madonna in 1991 when he was 24, she was 33. He broke up with her in 1992 after she published her coffee-table book Sex, which featured intimate photographs of the pair and erotic images of Madonna with other men and women.

“Going out with Madonna was exciting,” he told The News of the World (via Digital Spy) in 2011. “She was older than me and a great lover. She’s still the oldest person I’ve ever been with, so it was an experience.”

“But I broke up with her after she printed that book because I was hurt to be an unwitting part of this slutty package. We were in a relationship, yet it looked like she was screwing all these other people.”

“I thought she was taking pictures and running round naked because she was like that. Then when the book came out I was so embarrassed and ashamed. It was a porno. She threw me in

threw me in like I was a product off a shelf, and I didn’t appreciate it.That was it and I ended it. She said she didn’t have sex with these men, but it looked like she was.”

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in…

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in Venice, July 1984.

twixnmix: Madonna, a former lover of Jean-Mich…

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Madonna, a former lover of Jean-Michel Basquiat tells her story

I am not sure if I met Jean-Michel in an art gallery or a night-club, but in those days you couldn’t tell the difference.

He had the presence of a movie star and I was crazy about him. He carried crumpled wads of money in the pockets of his paint-splattered Armani suits. Money he felt guilty about having. Money he always gave away to less fortunate friends.

I remember Jean-Michel’s tag – Samo- which was accompanied with a little crown and I remember thinking he was a genius. He was. But he wasn’t very comfortable with it.

I remember all the girls were in love with him and one night I looked out of his loft window and saw a girl whose heart he had broken, burning his paintings in a big bonfire. I wanted to stop her and rescue his paintings, but he didn’t seem to mind. He said it was their fate.

I remember him getting up at 3am and sleep-walking to an empty canvas. He stood inches away from it and proceeded to paint the most minuscule figures and what he did was so beautiful and intellectual and I stood watching him with dumbfounded amazement

He was one of the people I was truly envious of. But he didn’t know how good he was and 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 broke up with him he demanded I give back the paintings he had given me. Not because he didn’t think I deserved them, but because he was obsessed with the idea that I would sell them.

He was so paranoid. of course, I was heart-broken but complied. Now I couldn’t buy one of his paintings if I wanted to.

When I heard that Jean-Michel had died I was not surprised. He was too fragile for this world.

I remember one summer having dinner with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel at Mr Chow’s and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world to have known him. To have known all of them. Now they’re all gone.

(Source: 

New Straits Times – 2 June 1996)

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Newlyweds Madonna and Sean Penn photographed by Herb Ritts, September 1985.

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in Ven…

Madonna video shoot for “Like A Virgin” in Venice, July 1984. 

(Photos by Larry Williams)  

18-year-old Madonna photographed by Cecil I. T…

18-year-old Madonna photographed by Cecil I. Taylor at the Art Worlds Institute of Creative Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 3, 1977.

Madonna Photographed by Richard Corman, 1983…

Madonna Photographed by Richard Corman, 1983.

twixnmix: Madonna photographed by Iain McKel…

twixnmix:

Madonna photographed by Iain McKell, 1983.

Madonna photographed by Eric Kroll backstage…

Madonna photographed by Eric Kroll backstage at Danceteria, 1983.