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Jean-Michel Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984)

120 €
About Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984)

This elegant Ligne Blanche Basquiat Porcelain Plate features the iconic New York school artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's notorious drawing Pez Dispenser (1984). This Limoges fine porcelain plate featuring Basquiat's iconic dinosaur drawing wearing a crown, rendered in his immediately recognizable graffiti art style. Basquiat's dinosaur wearing a crown also refers to the US candy dispensers, Pez thus arguing for a commentary on the American consumerist society and popular culture, much in relation with artists such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Like Andy Warhol and other Pop Artists, Basquiat eloquently critiqued the elitist pedestal of art through his popular culture references and immediately recognizable imagery. Basquiat also presented challenges to the institution of Art, along with the graffiti artist Keith Haring, who both served as intermediary artists attempting to bridge the academically-trained artistic production with that of the intuitive and non-traditional graffiti art. Like Haring, Basquiat also used recognizable symbols and archetypal figures used in other works such as the crown on top of the dinosaur, which is often found on figures he revered or respected. More details on Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984):

  • Dimensions: 8.27" x 8.27" x 0.5" lbs
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (est)
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Ligne Blanche | Porcelaine de Limoges, Fabriqueé en France.
  • Licensed by Artestar
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
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    Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York City born and raised artist, musician, and producer. As part of the street art group named SAMO, Basquiat took advantage of a larger exposure of his art. Their art was known for their enigmatic epigrams displayed throughout the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Basquiat art style focused on themes such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation. His unique combination of text and image contributed to his fame. His pieces, such as Irony of Negro Policeman, were strongly political and direct in their address of power structure and systems of racism. Basquiat’s young life ended tragically at the age of 27. However, hundreds of artists still honor his risky and subversive artistic insight. His countercultural focus helped usher in the idea that street art was, in fact, real art. Moreover, his social commentary has had a lasting and powerful effect.


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