Here's an interesting story about the complex relationship of Icons in the Artistic Industry: Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
"Warhol and Basquiat were an unlikely pair: two aesthetic pioneers from different generations, two iconic creative minds of an era, and two good friends. They would forge one of the most important relationships within the history of contemporary art. Warhol, founding father of Pop art, and his much younger Neo-Expressionist protegé Basquiat emerged from different generations and backgrounds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But within the span of six years and a deeply intimate albeit turbulent friendship, the mutual respect and admiration that Basquiat and Warhol shared for one another inspired two separately iconic bodies of work, which have become eternally emblazoned within the highest echelons of fine art." - Sotheby's⠀⠀