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Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Doll - Monochrome Ver.

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About Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Doll - Monochrome Ver.
Part of the Japanese collectible toy manufacturer Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Collectible Dolls Collection; this Jean-Michel Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD is now available in an exclusive monochrome version featuring paint spatters on his jeans and Basquiat's signature hairstyle. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip-hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired 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.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time. More details Jean-Michel Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Dolls - Monochrome Ver:

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9.44″H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (est)
  • Release Date: 2018
  • Monochrome Version
  • Vinyl Collectible Dolls collection, Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York
  • Basquiat


    <p>Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.</p> </p> </p> <p>The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat's art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.</p> </p> </p> <p>Photo Credits: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 - Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation</p>


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