She has mined her rich and storied past while crafting a screenplay that encompasses her humble beginnings and meteoric rise to fame.
And Madonna unearthed yet another treasured item from her bygone era on Thursday, in the form of an original artwork by the late legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, with whom she dated in the early 1980s before becoming the icon she has become. now is.
The Queen of Pop, who turns 63 next month, wore a black Madame X cowboy hat and a sexy black ensemble for several Instagram selfies for the framed drawing, which features a self-portrait of the artist, a dog and weighing 10 pounds. goods. with the words ‘not for sale’ in quotation marks.
Mining her past: Madonna unearthed another treasure from her past on Thursday, in the form of a work of art by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, with whom she had a relationship in the 1980s
Sitting in front of the arresting artwork, Madonna at one point took off her hat and looked away from the camera as she put her hand right under the frame.
“Visiting my past that is never gone…” she wrote in the caption.
She added the hashtags #jmb, the artist’s initials, along with #research, followed by several movie-related emojis to signify her ongoing research and preparation for her upcoming biopic, which is already listed as in pre-production on IMDb.
Basquiat was an essential part of Madonna’s famous history, as the couple was known to have dated around 1982, when she was still an up and coming dancer and singer on the New York City club scene.
Posing: The Queen of Pop wore a black Madame X cowboy hat and black ensemble for Instagram selfies for the drawing, featuring a self-portrait of the artist, a dog and weighing 10 pounds
Basquiat was already well established by then as a graffiti and street artist embracing the counterculture, becoming the youngest artist ever to exhibit at the Whitney Biennale that same year.
Earlier Instagram posts even showed a vintage photo of the couple from the time, pasted on the wall among other images that made up more of Madonna’s “research.”
Basquiat would later die of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in 1988.
Madonna also had a close relationship with another influential artist of the time, Keith Haring.
Show respect: Madonna sat in front of the arresting artwork and at one point took off her hat and looked away from the camera as she put her hand right under the frame
The pair were roommates in the early 1980s, while Madonna apparently crashed into Keith’s couch when she had nowhere else to rent.
Earlier this year, a refrigerator door known to have come from Haring’s downtown Manhattan apartment was put up for auction — and experts believe two of the many scribbles and labels on the door there were scribbled by Basquiat and Madonna themselves.
Madonna has always had a deep and abiding reverence for artists from all walks of life, including herself.
Look at top left: Basquiat was an essential part of Madonna’s famous history, as the pair were known to date back to around 1982, when she was still popular on the NYC club scene
A better look: Earlier Instagram posts even showed a vintage photo of the couple from the era, along with more Basquiat art underneath, pasted to the wall among other images that made up more of Madonna’s “research.”
On her Thursday Instagram stories, she posted photos of her twin daughters Stella and Estere posing on her couch for several Basquiat-inspired doodles, above a caption that read “art is life.”
Madonna has been working on the screenplay for her biopic for several months now, first in collaboration with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
In addition to co-writing the project, the Material Girl is also listed as a director and producer.
Madonna has always had a deep and abiding reverence for artists from all walks of life: on her Instagram stories on Thursday, she included photos of her twin daughters Stella and Estere posing on her couch for several Basquiat-inspired doodles.
And while that movie will certainly be several months, if not years, before it sees the light of day, another movie starring Madonna will premiere much earlier.
Her concert documentary Madame X, covering her small venue theater tour 2019-2020, is coming to Paramount+ on October 8.
The tour traveled across the US in the fall of 2019 before heading to Europe in the spring of 2020, where it was cut short in Paris, France due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madonna has been working on the screenplay for her biopic for several months: in addition to co-writing the project, the Material Girl is also listed as a director and producer