Preview – Urban Myths: Madonna and Basquait

Urban Myths Madonna and Basquait
Calvin Demba as Basquiat & Sophie Kennedy Clark as Madonna. © Sky UK Limited.

Tonight’s edition follows an encounter with a woman who would become a pop sensation, and an artist who died tragically young.

Set in 1982, this episode is on a New York subway train one night as we follow the relationship between Madonna (Sophie Kennedy Clark) and Jean-Michel Basquait (Calvin Demba). While Basquait was becoming famous in the art world, Madonna was still unknown. This subway train would take her to the hospital where music producer Seymour Stein was in, when he signed Madonna on the spot.

As well as the obvious hurdles, they have to deal with various misfits, drunks and racists as they make their journey.

Urban Myths is on Sky Arts at 21.00.