Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 PM
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses Widow Basquiat
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For February, the group discusses Widow Basquiat, Jennifer Clement’s lyrical and engrossing love story, perfect for Valentine’s Day. New York City in the 1980s was a mesmerizing, wild place. A hotbed for hip hop, underground culture, and unmatched creative energy, it spawned some of the most significant art of the 20th century. It was where Jean-Michel Basquiat became an avant-garde street artist and painter, swiftly achieving worldwide fame. And it was where he met his longtime lover and muse, Suzanne Mallouk, with whom he had a tumultuous and passionate relationship in the years before his death. A poetic interpretation like no other, Widow Basquiat is an expression of the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession and love.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.