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Limited Edition

Basquiat Bearbrick – Medicom Toy - Set of 2 (400% - 100%) – Version #8

Brand
Medicom Toy
$400.00
Color
Black
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This Medicom Toy Bearbrick is version #8 of Basquiat's collectible Bearbricks using Jean-Michel Basquiat's emblematic crown. Initially, Basquiat's first painting featuring a crown was on Red Kings (1981). The artist's work is influenced by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets. Beyond many interpretations on why Basquiat utilized this crown as his trademark and signature, the most famous interpretation was the crown expressed power and respect. ” As the artist used to say, '' It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.''

  • Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 11.05″ inches
  • Weight: 2.65 lbs
  • Produced and Manufactured: Medicom Toy Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • BE@RBRICK & 2001-2022
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by ARTESTAR, New York
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    Basquiat
    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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