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On 6/29/2022 at 7:42 PM, DjKingBee said:

This was a nice read …. Wonder who is Bobby ? Madonnas ex 

Bobby Martinez, he was a Puerto Rican teenager who Keith Haring introduced to Madonna in 1983. He then became her lover for a few years. 

Bobby was interviewed for the 1991 book Madonna: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen. He talked about their relationship. He said Sean Penn stalked with him a gun at the Palladium in 1985.

Bobby and Warhol at the Factory in 1984

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Bobby, Keith and Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Factory in 1984. Photo by Warhol

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Bobby by Warhol at Keith's studio in 1984. Check out Madonna's Boy Toy tag on his jacket. He also used that tag and apparently it refers to him.

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Keith, Bobby and Basquiat in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Madonna and Bobby on June 11, 1985.

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This looks like it might be Bobby with Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier around late 1989

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9 minutes ago, Vogue Italia said:

Bobby Martinez, he was a Puerto Rican teenager who Keith Haring introduced to Madonna in 1983. He then became her lover for a few years. 

Bobby was interviewed for the 1991 book Madonna: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen. He talked about their relationship. He said Sean Penn stalked with him a gun at the Palladium in 1985.

Great OP and great posts, wish there were more posts like this here. Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Vogue Italia said:

Bobby Martinez, he was a Puerto Rican teenager who Keith Haring introduced to Madonna in 1983. He then became her lover for a few years. 

Bobby was interviewed for the 1991 book Madonna: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen. He talked about their relationship. He said Sean Penn stalked with him a gun at the Palladium in 1985.

Bobby and Warhol at the Factory in 1984

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Bobby, Keith and Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Factory in 1984. Photo by Warhol

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Bobby by Warhol at Keith's studio in 1984. Check out Madonna's Boy Toy tag on his jacket

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Keith, Bobby and Basquiat in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Madonna and Bobby on June 11, 1985.

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This looks like it might be Bobby with Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier around late 1989

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Love Love Love those photos! Thank you for sharing these!

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20 minutes ago, Jackie said:

Love reading this stuff - and it's so interesting that we think of Madonna, Cher, etc as opposing forces - but Cher went to her wedding - and they hung out at times - it's truly fascinating!

 

Funny thing is Tom Criuse and Cher dated and they first met at This Madonna and Sean penn's wedding!!!

 

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7 hours ago, Vogue Italia said:

And those young actors seemed like they were in their fathers' suits, like Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise. All those movie-star boys with the strong legs who're 5' 10" or so. I guess that's the new Hollywood look.

I chuckled at this part. lol

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5 hours ago, Ian said:

Thank you so much! Madonna was always such a dear to Martin B. Friendship goals. :rose:

Seymour Stein wrote in his 2018 book Siren Song: My Life in Music that Madonna went behind Martin's back and discreetly asked A&R executive Michael Rosenblatt to reject his sleeve design for her debut album because she didn't think it wasn't iconic enough. Other than that they seemed to have a good friendship. She tried to make his last months as comfortable as she could for him. Martin was instrumental in her early career so I guess that was her way of showing her love and appreciation for him. Martin seemed sweet, which even Warhol said in the August 30, 1986 diary entry above.

Reading the mentions of Madonna I noticed that most of her interactions with Warhol were due to them hanging out with mutual friends. I haven't read about them hanging just the two of them as friends. He didn't mention talking on the phone with Madonna or her inviting him personally to events. Warhol seemed closer to Martin. Martin invited him to Madonna's wedding as his date, she didn't send him his own invitation. I've never seen a picture of them together either which is strange since they spent time together with friends and attended the same events on numerous occasions. Warhol took photos of her but she didn't even get a famous Polaroid taken by him like he did other friends and celebrities.

 

Martin and Warhol by Paige Powell in 1986

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Tama Janowitz, Kenny Scharf, Tina Chow, Martin and Warhol at Mr Chow in 1986. Photo by Patrick McMullan

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Martin, Debbie Harry and Tama Janowitz by Warhol in 1986

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Martin, Keith, and Joe Dietrich at Warhol's birthday dinner at Mr Chow in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Martin, Joey Arias and Basquiat at Rockefeller Center in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Martin and Keith by Warhol in 1985

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Martin by Warhol in 1985

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Martin in Los Angeles for Madonna's wedding in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Love this! Such an interesting read, felt like I was there for a brief moment. Hilarious to read about that bit where she said something about being more comfortable with taking her taking her top off rather than her shoes. Classic Madonna. 

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On 6/30/2022 at 1:11 PM, Jackie said:

Love reading this stuff - and it's so interesting that we think of Madonna, Cher, etc as opposing forces - but Cher went to her wedding - and they hung out at times - it's truly fascinating!

 

They didn’t like each other I don’t think

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On 6/30/2022 at 10:27 AM, Vogue Italia said:

Bobby Martinez, he was a Puerto Rican teenager who Keith Haring introduced to Madonna in 1983. He then became her lover for a few years. 

Bobby was interviewed for the 1991 book Madonna: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen. He talked about their relationship. He said Sean Penn stalked with him a gun at the Palladium in 1985.

Bobby and Warhol at the Factory in 1984

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Bobby, Keith and Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Factory in 1984. Photo by Warhol

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Bobby by Warhol at Keith's studio in 1984. Check out Madonna's Boy Toy tag on his jacket

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Keith, Bobby and Basquiat in 1985. Photo by Warhol

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Madonna and Bobby on June 11, 1985.

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This looks like it might be Bobby with Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier around late 1989

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Is he dancing in the crowd in the Everybody video ?

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On 6/30/2022 at 2:29 PM, Vogue Italia said:

Seymour Stein wrote in his 2018 book Siren Song: My Life in Music that Madonna went behind Martin's back and discreetly asked A&R executive Michael Rosenblatt to reject his sleeve design for her debut album because she didn't think it wasn't iconic enough. Other than that they seemed to have a good friendship. She tried to make his last months as comfortable as she could for him. Martin was instrumental in her early career so I guess that was her way of showing her love and appreciation for him.

I think she just genuinely cared and wanted to be there with him, probably nothing to do with her career but love for a friend. Especially knowing that so many people were afraid to even touch p someone who had AIDS.

Interesting story about the album sleeve. From the stories we’ve heard it seems Madonna had a hard time being honest in these situations because remember Christopher said in his book she’d get her assistant to fire people also.

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11 hours ago, Blue Jean said:

Is he dancing in the crowd in the Everybody video ?

No, she wasn't introduced to Bobby Martinez until 1983. Michael Stewart appeared in the "Everybody" video in 1982. He was killed by transit police for writing graffiti at the age of 25 in September 1983. According to the book Madonna: Unauthorized, Madonna had a fling with Michael. Coincidentally, Michael was dating Suzanne Mallouk at the time of his death, who was Jean-Michel Basquiat's ex-girlfriend. Suzanne attacked Madonna one night in a jealous rage when she saw her with Basquiat at a club. He depicted the fight in his painting A Panel of Experts. She also made a bonfire of his paintings in the street outside of his loft one night when Madonna was there.

Madonna and Maripol talking about Michael Stewart in 1983

Suanne Mallouk talking about Michael Stewart in 1983

Madonna wearing Suzanne's coat that she left at Basquiat's loft. This picture was taken by Amy Arbus in 1983 for the Village Voice, which Suzanne saw in the newspaper.

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This is the painting A Panel of Experts. Basquiat sometimes referred to Suzanne as Venus. Basquiat said he crossed out names in paintings to draw more attention to them. Suzanne claims he crossed out Madonna's name because she lost the fight. Well, Madonna won the war because he still chose to go home with her that night and she didn't do too bad for herself career-wise.

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3 hours ago, Vogue Italia said:

No, she wasn't introduced to Bobby Martinez until 1983. Michael Stewart appeared in the "Everybody" video in 1982. He was killed by transit police for writing graffiti at the age of 25 in September 1983. According to the book Madonna: Unauthorized, Madonna had a fling with Michael. Coincidentally, Michael was dating Suzanne Mallouk at the time of his death, who was Jean-Michel Basquiat's ex-girlfriend. Suzanne attacked Madonna one night in a jealous rage when she saw her with Basquiat at a club. He depicted the fight in his painting A Panel of Experts. She also made a bonfire of his paintings in the street outside of his loft one night when Madonna was there.

Madonna and Maripol talking about Michael Stewart in 1983

Suanne Mallouk talking about Michael Stewart in 1983

Madonna wearing Suzanne's coat that she left at Basquiat's loft. This picture was taken by Amy Arbus in 1983 for the Village Voice, which Suzanne saw in the newspaper.

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This is the painting A Panel of Experts. Basquiat sometimes referred to Suzanne as Venus. Basquiat said he crossed out names in paintings to draw more attention to them. Suzanne claims he crossed out Madonna's name because she lost the fight. Well, Madonna won the war because he still chose to go home with her that night and she didn't do too bad for herself career-wise.

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Very interesting info. Thanks for sharing!

I did not know that was Michael Stewart in the video too xx

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